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Live as Free Tommy Robinson and Stand Up to Racism groups march on Cambridge

Two high-profile marches are set to take place in Cambridge today as a group campaign to 'free' ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson.

Meanwhile, Stand Up to Racism (SUR) and Unite Against Fascism (UAF) have organised a counter protest after becoming "concerned with the rise in Islamophobia and the far right".

Both marches will travel through Cambridge as police try to keep order across the city.

The Tommy Robinson march will start from 2pm at Parker's Piece and will continue on to Midsummer Common, where the group will hear various speakers at the demonstration.

The SUR march will take place in Donkey Common at the same time of 2pm, with speakers including Mr Zeichner and Alex Mayer MEP.

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Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon, was jailed for 13 months for contempt of court on May 25 this year – after being subject to a suspended prison sentence for contempt of court before.

Meanwhile, Millwall Football Club is making the trip to The Abbey Stadium in a pre-season match against Cambridge United with kick off at 3pm.

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Tommy Robinson in Cambridge

This could add to the caveat as some fans have been known to chant 'Nobody likes us … and we don't care' .

A gold commander has been appointed to organise the police presence across the city, and riot police could be deployed to quell any trouble.

Our reporter and photographer will be at the scene of both marches to bring you the latest from Cambridge city centre.

Follow our live blog below for the latest as events unfold:

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