Whilst taking these shots the thing that really struck home was just how much money these sort of protests cost. There were police everywhere, on foot, motorbikes, cars and a helicopter. All trying to second guess the next move by either group. Freedom of speech is one thing but the average person who feels compelled to make them self heard in this way is probably also going to be complaining when the police are too busy to protect them from harm.
On the subject of police doing their job, I managed to get an image of one Tommy Robinson supporter literally shouting the odds right in the face of a line of police. How he even thought those individual police had anything to do with anything he was angry about or could solve his problem I have no idea. One amusing moment was the guy carrying the flag bearing the slogan ‘Free Speach’. If you are going to spend your time demanding it, you should at least devote a little time learning to spell it if you are to be taken seriously.