A counter protest by the group Unite Against Facism
gathered near the Bullring.
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Snow would be belly-aching about.
Alec McFadden, President of the Merseyside Coalition Against Racism and Facism
, said: ``We will stay alert until the BNP are totally defeated and disbanded.
More than 1,300 officers were called in from 12 forces across the country to marshall the right-wing group's protest and a counter demonstration by Unite Against Facism
in Chamberlain Square.
Unite Against Facism
had called for all those "sickened" by UKIP's adverts to gather in protest.
But its tried and tested model for these occasions has been adapted in line with recommendations made after the G20 protests in London, and since the force's policing of the English Defence League and Unite Against Facism
Marches, in Newcastle in May, which were hailed a huge success.
Last time we were here the BNP tried to suggest that they represent the people of Birmingham, but we will not allow the BNP to use Birmingham as a plat form to spread their messages of facism
But Weyman Bennett, of United Against Facism
, said holding the protest outside a mosque on September 11 was inciting violence.
There were also dozens of people at a rival United Against Facism
rally some 300 yards away.
It provided the inspiration in 1996 for his first play designed for schools,Moved East,about the rise of Facism
in Germany in the 1930s and its effect upon three young people living there.
A spokesman for Gateshead United Against Facism
said: "This case just backs up our concerns about members of the British National Party.
We thought it important Dominique Walker represent the family to talk about the threat of far-right attacks' unite against facism
They are expecting hundreds of protesters, both from the English Defence League (EDL) and the Unite Against Facism
group (UAF), on Saturday afternoon.
More than 1,300 officers were called in from 12 forces across the country to marshall the EDL protest and the demonstration by Unite Against Facism
in Chamberlain Square.
The free concert has been organised by the Merseyside Coalition Against Racism and Facism
in conjunction with Merseyside TUC.