Anti-fascist group Unite Against Fascism held a counter-protest against the group, which says it is against Islamic extremism in the UK. There were violent clashes in April when up to 2,000 members of the EDL rampaged through the town after breaking out of a holding pen.
The EDL said they chose Dudley because there are plans to build a mosque in the town. Following today's clashes, Rose Cragg from the West Midlands branch of United Against Fascism, said there should be an inquiry in to why the EDL were allowed to hold a second demonstration in Dudley.
She said: "The people of Dudley have said again and again that they do not want the racist thugs of the EDL here. "Their visits always end in disruption and violence. We want to know how this could have happened and we pledge to do all we can to make sure it is never repeated."
Councillor Colin Banks, from Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, said plans to build the mosque were no longer going ahead. He said: "The council's opinion would be that the EDL are coming in from outside and the decisions that are being made are for the people of Dudley not for them.
"In my personal opinion it's a waste of their time, although they have the right to demonstrate if that's what they want to do. "There isn't really much of a problem in Dudley. People were trying to stir it up at the time (planning permission for the mosque was originally submitted) but we have a peaceful town and people tend to get on well."
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