Racist EDL supporters arrested during demo
Around 150 racists marched in a tightly packed bunch with a close police escort surrounding them.
The racists were reported to have drunk heavily in local pubs before the march, culminating in a demonstration outside Halifax town hall.
The arrests involved offences for breach of the peace, racially aggravated public disorder and indecent exposure.
Chants by the racists included “Muslim paedos off our streets.”
In addition to tight police protection for the EDL, dozens of police were deployed around Halifax town centre.
The EDL has made Halifax a regular target for its provocations.
The Calderdale district, of which Halifax is the main town, was the first Yorkshire community to see the election of a British National Party (BNP) councillor in 2003.
The electorate has now cleansed the council of the BNP.