One man has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon and eight others bailed for a range of offences at a mass protest march in support of the jailed anti-Islam figurehead Tommy Robinson.

Five police officers were injured during clashes between protesters and police at the demonstration in central London on Saturday, which observers estimated drew as many as 15,000 people. Protesters hurled bottles, metal barriers and other objects at police, Scotland Yard said.

One 46-year-old man was charged on suspicion of carrying a knuckleduster; a 50-year-old man was released under investigation for explosives offences after being found with a flare; six were arrested and bailed for public order offences; and one was arrested for possession of cannabis and breach of the peace.

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