Eighty coachloads of anti-Fascists are to protest over the Red, White and Blue festival in Denby, which is likely to attract thousands of supporters next weekend. Up to a thousand police officers will be stationed in the village.
There was violence last year and greater disruption is expected this time. It is the BNP’s first mass gathering since it won two European seats in June.
Lee Barron, a trade union organiser of the protest, said that a peaceful march was planned and that violent protesters should stay away.