Police have confirmed that the English Defence League will hold a static protest outside Dewsbury Town Hall on Saturday, June 11 between 2pm and 3pm.
Chief Superintendent John Robins said they would treat the EDL "fairly but firmly" in a video message. He said Kirklees police were now planning the policing operation for the day, saying: "The police are under a duty to police that event and we will facilitate a peaceful protest within Dewsbury town centre. Between now and then we are planning and preparing to make sure that the event goes peacefully during the day.
"West Yorkshire Police has a vast experience of policing demonstrations, however, at this stage it's a locally organised EDL group who are saying they are coming."
He warned shoppers and traders that there would be some disruption in Dewsbury on that afternoon. And he added: "Clearly, our message to the EDL on the day is that we will treat you fairly but firmly to ensure that it's a peaceful protest."
Huddersfield Daily Examiner