Edl carrying English flags clashed with police and protesters outside the Arndale Shopping Centre in the city.
The tugs were outnumbered by Mancunians who condemned their protest of the attack.
‘The people of Manchester are going to stick together, no matter what religion you follow, no matter what the colour of the skin is. We’re not going to stand with people like you.
‘We’re going to stick together, because together we are stronger and the people of Manchester are not going to be afraid of who is responsible for this violence.’