A violent demo by far right group the English Defence League descended into chaos yesterday when thugs on the march began fighting each other.
Police in Blackburn, Lancs, had used shields and steel barriers to keep apart more than 2,000 EDL marchers from a counter demo of 500 supporters from Unite Against Fascism.
But violence flared when EDL supporters turned on a splinter group calling themselves the North West Infidels. Some marchers wore gas masks to hide their identity.
“They seemed determined to fight someone and because they couldn’t get to the other demonstration they just fought one another,” said one witness.
Seven protesters were arrested.