Police have been out in force in Luton town centre this afternoon as a group of English Defence League members and scores of other men had to be seperated by officers.
The stand off saw angry exchanges between EDL members and opposing groups in St George's Square as lines of police officers, some on horseback formed a line to keep the groups apart.
EDL members had earlier gathered at Yates's, next door to Luton Crown Court, where Kevin Carroll was having his appeal heard. They then moved on to The Castle.
Carroll, along with Bryan Kelso, was convicted of public order offences in March following trouble at the homecoming parade for the Poachers in Luton town centre last year.
Carroll's appeal was dismissed.
Greeted from court by his supporters, Carroll said: "I'm not against Muslims, I'm against extremist ideology. This was causing massive disruption in this town . I would
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