VIDEO: Far-right march passes off peacefully

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Today’s march by a far-right group in Burnley town centre passed off peacefully.

More than 200 people took part in the North West Frontline Firm march. There was a heavy police presence with mounted police and the force helicopter deployed.

The North West Frontline Firm demonstration in Burnley

The North West Frontline Firm demonstration in Burnley

No arrests were made during the protest, which took place in the Peace Garden in Croft Street. A handful of anti-fascist protesters gathered in opposition outside Burnley Crown Court.

Commander of Burnley police Chief Supt Chris Bithell said: “I would like to thank everyone for their support in ensuring that both demonstrations passed off peacefully.”