The second anti-mosque protest and anti-racism demo are took place in Lincoln city centre on Saturday, January 18.
- East Anglian Patriots (EAP) protested against plans to build a mosque in Lincoln.
- The Lincoln Against Racism and Fascism (LARF) anti-racism demo took place at the same time.
Ourselves and Lincolnshire Police would like to thank local businesses, residents and shoppers for their patience during today's event.
— Lincoln Council (@lincolncouncil) January 18, 2014
Thank you for following our live coverage of the two protests in Lincoln today. Reporting for you were Elizabeth Fish, Daniel Ionescu, Emily Norton and Steve Smailes. Check back soon for our gallery and report.
Anti-racism demo moving out of Lincoln city centre
EAP clash at anti-racism demo
EAP Lincoln protest: “This is a message for you lot”
EAP anti-mosque speech at protest in Lincoln. Note on some of the language used.
EAP: “We are not racists, we are patriots.”
Police just told us the EAP protesters have left the pub on lower High Street.
Time for some chants!
Anti-mosque protesters are yet to arrive in the city centre. They are expected here soon though.
Anti-racist group now inviting anyone to have their say on the demos, immigration, a Lincoln mosque and more. Each finished with support from the crowd.
Counter demo ready to go!
We understand the anti-mosque protesters should be making their way to the city centre soon from the George and Dragon pub on lower High Street.
Counter demo held off until 11.15 .
The Lincoln Against Racism and Fascism counter demo group will leave St Martin’s Square towards Cornhill at around 11am.
Lincolnshire Police Chief Superintendent Phil Vickers has posted a video message on the force’s YouTube channel for the anti-mosque protesters. He also reassured people that robust policing will be in force during the protests, and that they should be able to go about their day normally.
This is a map of where the anti-mosque and anti-racims protests will take place in Lincoln. They are the same locations as last summer’s protests.
A strong police presence is expected in Lincoln city centre today for the protests. On my way into the office, several police vans were making their way into the city.
Police force vans arriving in Lincoln ahead of the anti-mosque protest pic.twitter.com/r1wkuNP8Vb
— The Lincolnite (@thelincolnite) January 18, 2014