Police in the British capital fear a far-right protest over Brexit on Sunday will unleash some unprecedented levels of violence in central parts of the city.
The Metropolitan Police, known as The Met, said Saturday that the “Brexit Betraya”l protest planned by the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and top British far-right figure Tommy Robinson would turn violent despite restrictions already imposed defining on which areas the march could take place.
Met commanders said there was a high chance that far-right protesters and rivals would come into conflict in central London when they converge on the Parliament Square.
Hundreds of police officers will be deployed to the area to keep the two sides apart, authorities said.
Rights campaigners and activists have called for a huge counter-protest, saying the “Brexit Betrayal” will be merely a cover for the fascists and racists to intimidate ethnic minority groups in London.