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Saturday the 9th of July saw the arrival of the EDL (English Defence League) to the centre of Cambridge to protest against the proposal to build a new mosque on Mill Road, a vibrant and multi-cultural part of the city. The events in Cambridge were part of a national day of action by the EDL that saw around 150 members of the EDL march through Plymouth only to find them met by around 300 anti-fascist demonstrators, alongside a demonstration in Middlesbrough that saw around 200 EDL protestors met by 400 anti-fascists and a demonstration in Halifax that numbered around 450 EDL demonstrators and 200 anti-fascists. Various other EDL divisions were also planning on marching through Liverpool, Dagenham and Derby however these marches were cancelled due to the high level of opposition by the local community.