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Right-wing protesters clash with police

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Calls have been made for an inquiry into why right-wing protesters were allowed to clash with police in a town for a second time in four months.

There were reportedly 12 arrests as members of the English Defence League (EDL) confronted officers in the West Midlands town of Dudley on Saturday.

Anti-fascist group Unite Against Fascism held a counter-protest against the group, which says it is against Islamic extremism in the UK.

There were violent clashes in April when up to 2,000 people rampaged through the town after breaking out of a holding pen.

The EDL said they chose Dudley because there are plans to build a mosque in the town.

Following the clashes, Rose Cragg from the West Midlands branch of Unite Against Fascism, said there should be an inquiry in to why the EDL were allowed to hold a second demonstration in Dudley.

She said: "The people of Dudley have said again and again that they do not want the racist thugs of the EDL here.

"Their visits always end in disruption and violence. We want to know how this could have happened and we pledge to do all we can to make sure it is never repeated."

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