Two people have been arrested after a protest was held in Liverpool by an alleged far right group.

Marchers from the so-called North West Frontline Patriots were far outnumbered by anti-fascist counter-protesters, according to local media, as they rallied through Liverpool on Saturday.

Merseyside Police said one person was arrested on suspicion of breach of the peace, the other was held for a public order offence.

A spokeswoman was not immediately able to say which group the detained individuals were supporting.

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson, a Labour politician, celebrated the counter-protest, tweeting: "Peaceful people power chased the fascists off our streets."

Police did not provide an estimate of crowd sizes, but the Liverpool Echo reported from scene that the counter-demonstrators were out in much larger numbers.