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Five people have been charged following yesterday’s demonstrations in Manchester city centre.
Daniel Shaw (18/07/1986) of Keeley Close Manchester was charged with possessing a class B drug. He is due to appear before Manchester Magistrates on 27 March 2013.
Daniel Hare (11/11/1987) of Studmoor Road, Rotherham was charged with section 5 public order offence and is due before Manchester Magistrates on 27 March 2013.
Christopher Lambert (12/08/1992) of Frederick Road, Salford was charged with being drunk and disorderly and is due before Manchester Magistrates on 11 March 2013.
Sam Fielding (22/05/1989) of Minto Street, Ashton-under-Lyne was charged with section 5 public order offence and possessing a class B drug. He is due before Manchester Magistrates on 11 March 2013.
Seven others arrested for breach of the peace were later released and face no further action, a 22-year-old man received a fixed penalty notice for breaching the peace, a 46-year-old man was cautioned for possessing class A drugs and a 21-year-old man arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence was released on police bail until 30 March 2013 pending further inquiries.
An operation was put in place by Greater Manchester Police, Manchester City Council and the community in the lead up to the demonstration on Saturday 2 March 2013, to facilitate the protest.
The Police and Council worked with event organisers and local community members to agree a suitable area for protestors to hold a static demonstration. The demonstration, which took place in Albert Square, was attended by around 700 English Defence League protestors and 350 from the counter demonstrators.