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Arrests as far-right 'North West Frontline Patriots' march through Liverpool

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Rival protesters have clashed following a far-right march in Liverpool.

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Marchers from the so-called North West Frontline Patriots were far outnumbered by anti-fascist counter-protesters, according to local media.

Trouble inevitably broke out, though only two people were arrested by Merseyside Police on Saturday.

Cops said one person was held on suspicion of breach of the peace, while the other was arrested over a public order offence.

The so-called North West Frontline Patriots were reportedly outnumbered by anti-fascist demonstrators (Peter Byrne/PA)

A spokeswoman for the force was not able to say which group the detained individuals were supporting.

Merseyside Police arrested two people on Saturday (Peter Byrne/PA)

Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson had celebrated the counter-protest, tweeting: “Peaceful people power chased the fascists off our streets.”

It follows similar clashes at the far-right “football lads” march through central London last month.

Hundreds of supporters of the Democratic Football Lads’ Alliance clashed with police as well as counter protesters.

Additional reporting by Press Association.

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