VIDEO: Far-right march through Burnley

Council bosses have accused people from out of town of trying to stir up trouble after a far-right march was held in Burnley at the weekend.

The North West Frontline Firm held a protest, which passed off peacefully, on Saturday.

Far right protest march takes place in Burnley.'Photo Ben Parsons

Far right protest march takes place in Burnley.'Photo Ben Parsons

But Coun. Mark Townsend, deputy leader of Burnley Borough Council, said: “The protest organisers were not from Burnley, and the protest was not about specific local issues. If they wanted to provoke a reaction or trouble, they have failed.

“Burnley people have shown that they were not interested in any attempt to stir division and trouble.”