Far-right organisation the National Front march in Wakefield

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Far-right organisation the National Front marched through the streets of Wakefield for the first time since 2001.

The group said it had been given police permission to hold its “Stop Immigration” march ftoday (Saturday).

Marchers assembled in the city and walked to an agreed meeting place for a rally, the National Front said.

Police officers from the Wakefield Central team said there were 96 NF demonstrators and no arrests were made. Nine attendees were served notices to leave prior to the demonstration.

Officers said: “Thanks to the people of Wakefield for your dignified and peaceful response to the demonstration.”