The English Defence League are holding an anti-immigration protest in Boston on Lincolnshire Day.
The group will march through the town centre from midday, calling on the government to begin Brexit negotiations and for immigration to be drastically reduced in the town.
An anti-racism counter-protest was cancelled at the last minute by organisers.
As reported previously, a counter protest was cancelled after organisers decided the action would be “wrong and hypocritical”.
A few more people gathered here in the St George's car park in Boston for the EDL demo pic.twitter.com/G21DfubwCa
— Lincs Reporter (@LincsReporter) October 1, 2016
“Refugees are welcome in this country. There’s no room for fascism”, shouts a local dad in response to the protestors.
Visit the Lincolnshire Reporter Facebook page to watch a live video of the protest. Many people clashing with EDL supporters.
“Teach peace”, one anti-racism protestor writes in chalk in front of the EDL group’s demonstration.
“Article 50 is the only way to stop the surge of invasion”, shouts the EDL demonstrator.
“The Otoman empire has been trying to invade Europe over the last hundred years”, he added against shouts of “lefties”.
One onlooker shouted back: “I’d rather be a lefty than a racist.”
Comments made about women and burkas spark verbal debates.
One man defends the EDL supporters: “You people aren’t true patriots”.
Watch our video of the scene as anti-immigration and anti-racism protestors clash:
Grateful to all staff who have helped facilitate a peaceful and uneventful protest in boston today. Thanks to people of boston as well.
— Supt Paul Timmins (@C_InspTimmins) October 1, 2016
Protest update – head count of no more than 20 EDL in attendance from across the country – including their film crew
— Shaun West (@ChSuptShaunWest) October 1, 2016