Anti-immigration demo is held

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A protest movement that began in Boston staged a second anti-immigration demonstration at the weekend.

Campaigners followed up last November’s protest in Boston town centre by taking to the streets of Spalding on Sunday.

Estimates for the number of people at the demonstration ranged from 150-250, with events passing off peacefully.

Dean Everitt, of Wyberton, told the crowd it was apt that the event was being held 45 years to the day after Enoch Powell delivered his ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech criticising immigration.

He said that there was a strain on hospital beds and school places and that immigration had ‘changed neighbourhoods beyond recognition’.