VIDEO: Violence breaks out at Rotherham EDL protest

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EDL supporters took to the streets of Rotherham in a huge demonstration in the wake of the child abuse sex scandal which has rocked the town.

Watch our video footage from the demonstration as tensions grew between protesters and police.

EDL march in Rotherham

EDL march in Rotherham

The march through the streets to Rotherham’s Main Street police station is in the wake of a report which revealed 1,400 children were abused in the town by largely Pakistani men over a 16 year period.

Police and council officials failed to take action because of sensitivities around the ethnicity of the offenders.

Hundreds of police officers, many in riot gear, were on duty in the town to monitor the crowds.