ANTI-racism supporters held a protest this morning in Portsmouth which had to be attended by police after a far-right group also turned up.
Today, around 30 police officers were at Guildhall Square to keep the two groups apart.
Around eight members of the far-right movement the Pie and Mash Squad, dressed in masks, lined the square shouting while people supporting the Portsmouth Anti-Fascists made chants from the Guildhall steps.
The protest lasted around 30 minutes.
One of the anti-racism supporters said: ‘We held the protest to make a stand against racism.
‘It is quite well-known there has been an increase in racism and we want to make a public showing against that.’
The protest comes as Stand Up To Racism held a conference in London today.