Three people have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder following the rally against refugees in Prescot, Knowsley.
During the evening, missiles were thrown towards officers and damage was caused to a police vehicle, with no injuries reported. Road closures remain in place and people are advised to avoid the area where possible, Merseyside Police said. Assistant Chief Constable Paul White said: ‘We will always respect the right to protest when these are peaceful, but the scenes tonight were completely unacceptable, putting those present, our officers and the wider community in danger. ‘Thankfully we have not had any serious injuries reported up to this point, but for officers and police vehicles to be damaged in the course of their duty protecting the public is disgraceful. ‘We have arrested some of those suspects and will continue without hesitation to review all and any evidence which comes in, through CCTV, images or other information you may have.’