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Football hooligan warning with fears two angry rallies will clash

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Londoners have been warned known football hooligans are gathering in pubs in the centre of the Capital as widespread disruption looms with four separate protests, including two organised by pro-Palestine groups and a counter-demonstration by right-wing activist Tommy Robinson.

With the Champions League Final, between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid scheduled to kick off at 8pm, more than 2,000 officers will be on duty, including more than 400 from police forces outside London.

The Tommy Robinson march got underway at 12 noon, with the controversial 41-year-old sharing clips via X in which he was shown walking alongside actor and former London mayoral candidate Laurence Fox.

Central London will see separate rallies organised by Stand Up to Racism and Mr Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, who was the co-founder of the English Defence League (EDL).

The latter demonstration will set off from the Victoria area at about 1pm, ending up in Parliament Square where speeches will take place and a film will be shown.

Among those expected to attend the event are groups from across the UK with links to football disorder, police have warned.

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