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Stop EDL Live Blog
Throughout the day we'll be posting periodic updates about what's going on at the various StopEDL demos as well as Bristol Pride. We're also covering events from our twitter account @bristolimc
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16:58 Cops getting edl stragglers onto buses as the crowd chants get back on your buses
16:56 Stragglers from the edl march by arnolfini have abuse hurled at them. Police cordon off the area by the Arnolfini bridge
16:44 Cops having to disperse small groups of antis hurling abuse at edl as they leave
16:38 edl in kettle have reached temple meads roundabout now. crowd shouts "racist scum off our streets"
16:32 edl being escorted down pedestrian route to Temple Meads
16:22 edl chanting "there's only one John Terry"
16:18 edl halfway between Redcliffe Way and Temple Meads now
16:09 People on route telling edl to fuck off... Lots of shouting... Cops moving people on to stop them jeering at edl
16:05 Anti-edl protesters have a sound system blaring out drum and bass... protest Bristol style!
16:02 Edl let out of carpark, being moved towards Temple Meads in a police bubble. They're chanting "Bristol is a shithole, I want to go home."
10:53 Loads of Police all over Bristol, 5+ vans by the fountains/Watershed similar number at Castle Park, more near Temple Meads
10.54 Reports that everyone at the fountains are going to be moved shortly by the police towards Castle Park
11:00 beered up EDL on train from London to Bristol have been hassling random passengers; train driver bringing cops onto the train at the next stop
11:03 Police Camera Team at Temple Meads
11:08 Castle Park very quiet, only cops there. Seems that people have ignored the cops request and gone to the fountains
11:13 Around 300 people at the fountains for We Are Bristol counter demo. About to be moved off to Castle Park
11:22 Temple Meads - handful of EDL beginning to turn up, loads of police, about 30 antifascists
11:24 People carrier of EDL pulled over by cops at Cabot Circus
11:25 twitter pic from Pride march http://twitter.com/LGBTLabour/status/224087141242765313/photo/1
11:25 Anti-fascist banner spotted on scaffolding above Redcliffe Wharf EDL rally point. Reading "EDL & COPS NOT WELCOME!" Police scurrying to take it down; people responsible long gone. Not the most water-tight of police operations... wonder if they'll take the hint.
11:28 Big group of EDL just arrived at temple meads, exiting through side entrance
11:34 Coaches trying to get into Temple Meads (possibly trying to get the EDL out) blocked by antifascists
11:38 150+ at Temple Meads counter demo, now heading off towards town
11:39 Hundreds on Pride March about to head down Park St
11:39 People on Temple Meads counterdemo being stopped from filming by the police
Reports that there are over 2000 people at the wearebristol demo at the fountains
total edl numbers estimated at 200 1/10th of the antis
100 antifascists kettled at the NCP on Queen Charlotte St
11:42 Riot van moving off from Temple Meads, sirens on
11:49 Its kicking off by St Mary Redcliff - police rushing up, EDL and antifascists both present
11:50 Trade Union speakers are slamming the police for their conduct today
11:50 70 EDL on March, kettled by cops. 450 reported on counterdemos so far. Image of cops at protest.
11:54 Police trying to move We Are Bristol demo from fountains, its not going down well... Helicopter overhead.
12:00 Cops pushing a group of 20-30 edl into a corner on Princes St bridge
12.35 Fountains empty now of Anti-Fascist protestors; they have all gone to top of Baldwin St by Bristol Bridge. Here's a poster seen going up around Bristol to welcome in the EDL.
1.39pm Police are saying the official EDL march now begins along the pre-agreed route. Here's a picture of that. Reports say around 1500 Anti-Fascists are gathered on Bristol Bridge to oppose them.
3:34 edl back in car park, an exchange of stones being thrown with antifascists ensues
15:40 Cops getting aggressive as the crowd chants: "Who protects the nazis"
15:44 Roads around edl carpark blocked by police, events being streamed live here
15:47 Loads of police scuffling with antifascists along Redcliffe Way, horses charged into protesters
15:48 44 Year old man arrested for assaulting a police officer. This brings the total number of arrests to seven
15:49 Cops continue to push antifascists back towards Temple Meads
15:56 Scuffles continue, police agressively pushing people back and charging with horses people screaming