Two protests in Peterborough passed off peacefully today without major disruption to the city.
A protest by the Peterborough Trades Union Council (PTUC) took place between around 12pm and 2pm while a protest by the English Defence League (EDL) took place between around 2pm and 3pm.
Estimated numbers were around 30 people for the EDL demonstration and 60 for the PTUC event.
A multi-agency community group, involving police and the city council, was set up to deal with any concerns and ensure the community was kept up-to-date on information.
There were also extra community patrols throughout the city to provide reassurance to local people and deal with any incidents.
A number of community representatives, including youth workers and faith leaders, acted as key contacts to ensure people were kept informed of the policing operation.