LONDON – Police clashed with anti-Islamist protesters Saturday in the English city of Nottingham.
Nottinghamshire Police said they made 11 arrests for public-order offenses as several hundred demonstrators from the English Defense League marched through the city, 125 miles north of London. Some waved red-and-white English flags and shouted, "We want our country back."
They were met by a rival group of anti-fascist protesters, and mounted police formed cordons between the sides.
The league has held a series of protests across Britain in the last few months. In each city they have been met by counter-demonstrators, and skirmishes have broken out.
The group says it is not racist and only opposes militant Islam. But its members have chanted anti-Muslim slogans and made Nazi salutes.