Man arrested following Defence League demonstrations in Sunderland

Market Square, Sunderland.
Market Square, Sunderland.

A man has been arrested following an anti-immigration protest in Sunderland.

The Sunderland Defence League were protesting about mass immigration in the city and a counter protest was made by the Unite Against Fascism group.

It is believed the demonstrations took place in the Market Square area.

One man was arrested for a public order offence.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "Two protest events took place in Sunderland city centre today and passed without incident. One man was arrested for a public order offence. We'd like thank to everyone for their co-operation."