VIDEO: Footage of police clashes after Rotherham protests surfaces online

The Britain First protesters in Rotherham

The Britain First protesters in Rotherham

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A video which appears to show an outbreak of disruption after today’s Britain First protest in Rotherham has surfaced online.

Far right protest group Britain First came to the town to protest in the wake of the child abuse scandal which has engulfed Rotherham.

There was also a counter demonstration organised primarily by United Against Fascism.

Amateur footage, embedded below, appears to show police clashing with a group of people on Wellgate, Rotherham on Saturday afternoon after the protests had dispersed.

South Yorkshire Police reported on Saturday that three men were arrested on suspicion of assault after the march in relation to an incident on Wellgate - CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT THE ARRESTS

UPDATE: Today (Sunday), Rotherham district commander and chief superintendent Jason Harwin has announced on social media that the force is investigating the incident on Wellgate after The Star published the footage.

Rotherham Councillor Emma Wallis had tweeted to say: “@AlexanderCEvans Thanks for making this public. I will be asking questions tomorrow.”

Chief Supt Harwin replied: “Cllr Wallis, very happy to discuss tomorrow. We have launched an investigation @syptweet.”

For more, see: VIDEO BRITAIN FIRST MARCH THROUGH ROTHERHAM

Protesters at the Britain First march

Protesters at the Britain First march

A counter-protester campaigning among the UAF

A counter-protester campaigning among the UAF

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