Two men have been arrested following a protest by the English Defence League (EDL) against plans for a Muslim education centre in a former pit village.

Approximately 200 people took part in the protest in Shotton Colliery, County Durham, yesterday afternoon (Saturday, December 1).

The EDL members were protesting against plans to turn the disused Melrose Arms pub on Front Street into a facility for the Muslim community, comprising ten to 12 families.

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