Dorset Police say they will "monitor" the protests planned on Portland on Saturday by a far-right group and Stand Up to Racism Dorset.

A far-right group will be hosting a demonstration on Portland this Saturday (September 9).

Stand Up to Racism Dorset has announced they will hold a counter-protest at Victoria Square roundabout on the same day.

The group has said the "modern-day fascists" are "unwelcome" and will oppose their presence.

Local Policing Commander Chief Superintendent Richard Bell said: “Since the announcement of the barge being placed at Portland, Dorset Police has observed 22 planned protests with further dates scheduled for September.

“Each event has seen protestors from all sides of the debate express their views in a peaceful and considered manner.

“We would like to thank the organisers of these events and their attendees for their continued engagement with local police.

“Dorset Police will continue to monitor the proposed events and provide a proportionate policing response.”