Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 16°C

Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Clacton-on-Sea: EDL hold unannounced three-hour demonstration in town

18:16 08 March 2014

Pier Avenue in Clacton

Pier Avenue in Clacton

Police have monitored a rally by the English Defence League in an Essex coastal town.

A spokesman for Essex Police said the force was not aware of the demonstration until an off-duty police and community support officer spotted some of those involved at Clacton’s rail station.

The 20-strong group occupied an area of Pier Avenue from around 1.50pm until the last demonstrator left at 5pm.

“This has been finished and dealt with,” the spokesman said.

“The 20 demonstrators raised a few flags. There were no scuffles and no arrests.”

A post put up on the EDL’s Clacton-on-Sea Facebook website said: “To everyone who helped us today and the public of this great British town. We are here for the public and we will never surrender!”

4 comments

  • Lee Davies, stand as an EDL candidate and see how few votes you get.

    Report this comment

    Boris

    Sunday, March 9, 2014

  • The EDL is certainly not my cup of tea but we live in a democracy, so everyone is entitled to an opinion.

    Report this comment

    Renegade

    Monday, March 10, 2014

  • EDL rock. My vote every time.

    Report this comment

    Lee Davies

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • 20 racists get your "vote"? You didn't do very well at school, did you Lee?

    Report this comment

    Col McGillveray

    Sunday, March 9, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

A woman used a pair of novelty Christmas slippers to set her ex-boyfriend’s front door alight after he rebuffed her attempt to rekindle their relationship, a court heard.

Ipswich Town bar manager spared jail

Justice has finally caught up with a fugitive former Ipswich Town bar manager who stole £1,600 from the club during a game.

Travellers encampment on Bramford Recreation Ground Ipswich.

Ipswich Borough Council today will start to clean up a playing field in Ipswich after a group of travellers left overnight.

Suffolk County Council headquarters; Endeavour House, Ipswich.

Faced with the looming juggernauts of budget cuts and devolution, Suffolk’s district and borough councils are facing very uncertain times, writes Paul Geater.

The Walton North site at Felixstowe where a Tesco superstore was rejected and land has now been put forward for 385 homes.

Community leaders have given their backing to proposals for 385 new houses, despite concern over the project’s “serious flaws” and fear the developers were “wriggling out” of building affordable homes.

Former Iceland and Victoria buildings that could become a new restaurant.

The former Iceland store on St Matthew’s Street – along with the Victoria pub – could be converted into Ipswich’s largest restaurant if a planning application gets the go-ahead in September.

Two of the most historic parks in Ipswich have retained their prestigious Green Flag Awards.

A Lloyds Bank branch in Halesworth. Lloyds Banking Group has announced it will close 200 branches and cut 3,000 jobs.

Lloyds Banking Group is cutting 3,000 jobs and shutting 200 branches as the lender braces for a cut in interest rates following Britain’s decision to quit the European Union.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters have extinguished a car fire on the A14.

EDF Energy's Sizewell B power plant

Nuclear industry monitors have endorsed safety procedures at Suffolk’s Sizewell B power plant.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24