1000 officers took to the streets of Bristol as English Defence League march and assemble along with counter protest group.
With a thousand police officers on the streets of Bristol today, the numbers expected for three high profile events were fewer than expected.
Police estimate that around 300 EDL supporters and 500 We Are Bristol supporters took part in their respective marches.
Assistant Chief Constable Anthony Bangham said: "This has been a challenging day and I would like to thank the community for their patience and support. I have always maintained that the central shopping and tourist destinations should remain unaffected and I am pleased that the city centre has remained trouble-free.
"Despite the demands placed on our officers we have also been able to support Bristol Pride which I know is an important and well supported event in the city's calendar.
"Finally, I would like to thank all the officers and staff who have taken part in today's operation. Some have come from as far away as Yorkshire to help keep our city running smoothly. We have also had excellent support from the other agencies working alongside us."
There have been only 16 arrests for offences including going equipped to cause damage, assaulting a police officer and failing to leave an area when directed to do so by a police officer."
Missiles were thrown as the EDL supporters made their way back to Bristol Temple Meads.
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