Police make six arrests after protest against new mosque in Sunderland
Police officers thanked residents for their cooperation after the demonstration in Sunderland
Six people have been arrested after a protest against a new mosque in Sunderland.
Around 100 took part in the demonstration today which was organised at the site of the new mosque in St Marks Road in Millfield.
Officers made a very small number of arrests following minor public disorder which took place before the demonstration.
In total six were arrests were made for disorder. All demonstrators have now moved from the area.
Sunderland Superintendent Jim Napier said: “The police were there to ensure the safety of everyone involved and the vast majority of people behaved in a calm and sensible way.
“Disruption was kept to a minimum and we are grateful for the support we received from local communities who behaved with great dignity.
“Extra officers will continue to be in the area to provide reassurance to the community.”