Scuffles broke out as demonstrators tried to break through police lines to confront a march of the English Defence League (EDL) in the City of London.

About 600 supporters of the EDL tried to march to the East London mosque on Whitechapel Road on Saturday but were stopped by police near Aldgate East station, around 600 metres from the mosque.

East of the police lines a far larger counter-demonstration waved Unite Against Facism and hope Not Hate banners.

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