Life after Tommy Robinson continues for the English Defence League with a march in Exeter, this weekend.

The leader of the controversial anti-Muslim far-right group may be gone, but some things remain the same.

Up to 250 police officers will join mounted police on patrol in the streets to quell outbreaks of violence. Meanwhile, around 800 people are expected to mount a counter demonstration against the radical anti-Islam street movement.

A police spokesman local media: "We are prepared for a large march to happen. There will be a high police presence in the city, even though we have received no information to suggest there will be any violence or disorder.

"We respect the right to peaceful protest. But if people overstep the mark, we will deal with them accordingly and robustly."

The vehemently anti-Muslim EDL is set to be challenged by a group called Exeter Together. Spokeswoman Hannah Packam told the Express and Echo: "We want to unite together in a celebration of diversity and the multi-cultural community we are all so proud of in Exeter. We need to stand together when this is threatened by people who just want to spread bigotry and hatred."

The event in Exeter will be the only second march for the EDL since founder Tommy Robinson senasationally walked away from the group. He claimed that "Nazis" had overrun the group and that it had "become part of the problem."

New chairman Tim Ablitt bizarrely claimed to IBTimes UK that this weekend's event in Exeter shall feature a Muslim woman marching with the EDL.