Anti-Jubilee Protester Set Alight At Newcastle EDL Demonstration

A teenager was taken to hospital when his hair was set alight by English Defence League supporters who attacked an anti-Jubilee party in Newcastle.

The 18-year-old, who does not wish to be identified, was hit by a burning firework thrown during the clash at Grey’s Monument between more than 100 English Defence League and National Front members and anti-Jubliee protestors.

Footage captured by our reporters show firecrackers and missiles thrown into the crowd, fights, and EDL members making apparent Nazi salutes.

The teenager was taken to Newcastle Freeman Hospital for treatment to burns suffered when the explosive hit his face and landed in his hood.

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