The EDL Marched Against A “New Mosque” That Turned Out To Be A KFC And It Cost The Police £500,000

1,200 officers had to be drafted in when right wing protesters gathered in Sheffield.

1. The revelation comes in the BBC2 documentary Police Under Pressure, which screens on Monday night.

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2. The EDL apparently marched over false rumours an old pub in Sheffield was going to become a mosque.

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The march took place between the deprived areas of Page Hall and Parson Cross. South Yorkshire Police drafted in 1,200 officers from 15 different forces in order to stop the risk of disorder as right-wing protesters gathered in the city.

3. The programme, which screens on Monday night, follows officers as they go about their work on the street and in the station last summer.

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Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
 
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