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US News Violence explodes at Tommy Robinson protest after Dutch far right MP Geert Wilders calls for him to be released from jail and the EDL's founder's supporters injure police officers near Downing Street

00:25  10 june  2018
00:25  10 june  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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EDL founder jailed for 13 months after admitting Facebook Live was contempt. Supporters of Tommy Robinson have clashed with police at a Whitehall demonstration after hearing Dutch far right MP Geert Wilders call for the English Defence League founder to be freed.

where ex- EDL leader was jailed for 13 months Mirror - 15:01 PM GMT June 01, 2018 Free Tommy Robinson protesters march through Leeds as hundreds of supporters mass outside court where ex- EDL leader caged Firebrand Dutch far - right MP Geert Wilders says he will fly to London to join a

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Supporters of Tommy Robinson have clashed with police at a Whitehall demonstration after hearing Dutch far-right MP Geert Wilders call for the English Defence League founder to be freed. 

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EDL founder jailed for 13 months after admitting Facebook Live was contempt. Firebrand Dutch far - right MP Geert Wilders says he will fly to London to join a 'free Tommy Robinson ' protest this weekend because 'it is a disgrace he is still in jail '.

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Supporters of Tommy Robinson have clashed with police at a Whitehall demonstration. Supporters of Tommy Robinson have clashed with police at a Whitehall demonstration. Five arrests have been made and five officers were reportedly injured during the demonstration which saw some of Robinson's supporters appear to throw bottles, metal barriers and traffic cones at police.

Wilders, 54, who was banned from Britain in 2009 only to get it overturned, has attended today's protest after the EDL founder was jailed for 13 months.

a person standing in front of a crowd: Supporters of Tommy Robinson have clashed with police at a Whitehall demonstration © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Supporters of Tommy Robinson have clashed with police at a Whitehall demonstration Robinson pleaded guilty to contempt of court and breaching the terms of a suspended sentence he was handed last May for a similar offence.

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Far - Right Dutch MP Geert Wilders who was banned from UK in past reveals he will join 'free Tommy Robinson ' protest in London this weekend saying 'it is a disgrace he is still in jail ' for contempt Jun 02

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His supporters have gathered in huge numbers at a series of protests outside Downing Street, Leeds Crown Court and even at British embassies in Europe.  

a man wearing a uniform: A police medic sports a facial injury after protesters fight with officers in London on Saturday © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A police medic sports a facial injury after protesters fight with officers in London on Saturday More than 590,000 people have also signed a petition urging Theresa May to intervene and set him free.  

Speaking at the demonstration Wilders said: 'I am here to tell you that you will never walk alone. And we are here to tell the world, and the UK government in particular: "Free Tommy Robinson!"'

‘At this very moment thousands of people are demonstrating all over the world in front of British embassies...all with one important message “Free Tommy”.

a group of people walking down the street in front of a crowd: Union Jack and England flags were paraded by some supporters at the protest this Saturday © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Union Jack and England flags were paraded by some supporters at the protest this Saturday 'Downing Street is just around the corner, so maybe once again, as loud as possible we can let them hear our message: "Free Tommy Robinson!”'

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Dutch far right MP Geert Wilders , 54, attended and spoke at the protest . He was banned from Britain in 2009 only to get it overturned and says Robinson is a 'freedom fighter'. EDL founder jailed for 13 months after admitting Facebook Live was contempt.

Hundreds of protesters march to demand EDL leader Tommy Robinson is released from jail after he was sentenced to 13 months for contempt of court.

WHO IS GEERT WILDERS?

Geert Wilders founded the right-wing Party For Freedom in 2006 and rallied against what he saw as the 'Islamification' of the Netherlands.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Geert Wilders delivers a speech at a rally in support of freeing Tommy Robinson in London © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Geert Wilders delivers a speech at a rally in support of freeing Tommy Robinson in London Wilders, who has led his party in four elections, vowed to confiscate Korans, close mosques and Islamic schools, shut Dutch borders and ban migrants from Islamic countries among a raft of other anti-Islamic moves.

His policies have seen him receive a barrage of death threats, reportedly forcing him to wear a bullet proof vest around the clock.

After working in health insurance, he ventured into politics and first took public office at Utrecht City Council in 1997 for the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy.

However, he left the VVD in 2004, after it supported Turkey's accession to the European Union.

a group of people walking down the street in front of a crowd: Traffic cones fly as protesters clash with police officers at the junction of Whitehall and The Mall in London © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Traffic cones fly as protesters clash with police officers at the junction of Whitehall and The Mall in London Wilders was temporarily banned from visiting the UK by former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown in 2009, after he released a offensive film linking the Koran to terrorism. 

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Firebrand Dutch far - right MP Geert Wilders says he will fly to London to join a 'free Tommy Robinson ' protest this weekend because 'it is a disgrace he is still in jail '.

He left the EDL , known for its violent street protests and accused of Islamophobia, in 2013, claiming he could not contain its "extremist elements". The Dutch far - right anti-Muslim politician Geert Wilders was among those present at the demonstration.

This was later overturned. 

Wilders found himself at the centre of controversy again in 2015, after he attended a 'draw the prophet Muhammad' contest in Dallas, US, and it was attacked by two gunmen.

The politician was a guest speaker at the event, attended by 150 people, when the shooters opened fire. They were later shot dead by police.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: Riot police line the streets near Whitehall and The Mall in London as Tommy Robinson supporters gather in protest © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Riot police line the streets near Whitehall and The Mall in London as Tommy Robinson supporters gather in protest This prompted extended chants of ‘Oh, Tommy’ while Wilders continued saying to the crowd: ‘Tommy Robinson is a freedom fighter. He says what no-one dares to say. He has guts. He has courage.’ 

A Met Police spokesperson said five arrests have been made at the protest as of 7.20pm on Saturday. 

Two for allegedly assaulting a police officer, one for allegedly possessing an offensive weapon, one for allegedly possessing a flare and one for allegedly causing criminal damage to a bus. 

Police have not revealed the identities of the people arrested.  

Geert Wilders wearing a uniform: Wilders was escorted away by officers after speaking at the gathering and thanked the police on his Twitter page for 'protecting' him © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Wilders was escorted away by officers after speaking at the gathering and thanked the police on his Twitter page for 'protecting' him The spokesperson added: ‘The protest held in Whitehall concluded at 17:00hrs today.

‘During the protest there were scenes of violence which saw bottles, metal barriers and other objects thrown at officers.

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Violence explodes at Tommy Robinson protest after Dutch far right MP Geert Wilders calls for him to be released from jail and the EDL ' s founder ' s supporters injure police officers near Downing Street .

Robinson and the far right are receiving support from racist politicians across Europe. The Islamophobic Dutch politican Geert Wilders has said he will join the protest in defence of Robinson in London. Wilders claims that “Islam and freedom are not compatible”.

‘Five officers have reported injuries, which are not serious.

‘The Met will now launch a post investigation collating the CCTV in the area.’

Hundreds of supporters crowded on to an open-top Megabus sightseeing vehicle waving Union Jack flags, while one supporter posed on the roof in a Donald Trump mask. 

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Officers tried to hold back protesters as they crashed into barricades at the demonstration © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Officers tried to hold back protesters as they crashed into barricades at the demonstration Other Robinson supporters crowded on to the steps of Nelson's Column and continued to chant slogans.

A spokeswoman for megasightseeing.com said: 'Our London sightseeing bus was on its normal route when it got caught up in the demonstrations.

'The bus was stormed by demonstrators and the driver and a small number of customers got off. 

a group of people walking on a city street: Protesters near Downing Street clashed with police after hearing Dutch far right MP Geert Wilders call for the English Defence League founder to be freed © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Protesters near Downing Street clashed with police after hearing Dutch far right MP Geert Wilders call for the English Defence League founder to be freed 'The demonstrators have caused a significant amount of damage to the bus which meant it had to be towed away.

'We have reported this to the police and will help them with any investigations.' 

Wilders compared Robinson to Winston Churchill ahead of the protest on Whitehall in London where he spoke to more than a thousand protesters.

He told Breitbart: 'Tommy Robinson was arrested on May 25 outside Leeds Crown Court after using social media to broadcast details of an ongoing trial which was subject to reporting restrictions. 

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Giant 'Defend London, Stop Islamisation' Banner on Geert Wilders Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson gave a controversial speech at caught attempting to stop a Jun 01, 2018 · Far right promotes UK fascist Tommy Robinson as free-speech “martyr Stop the censorship of the Internet!

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' a group of people standing in front of a crowd: More than 1,000 Tommy Robinson supporters were believed to be at the planned event today © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited More than 1,000 Tommy Robinson supporters were believed to be at the planned event today He was arrested, brought before a judge, and sentenced within five hours. The judge ordered a media ban on his arrest and imprisonment, even forcing British publications to delete their articles about the case.

'Such measures are common practice in North Korea and Saudi Arabia. It is sad to see how Britain, the cradle of Western democracy and the rule of law, is fast descending into tyranny'.

He added: 'Tommy is a hero. It is a disgrace that he is still in jail. I have been invited to a major protest demonstration in London next week, and I will be coming. Free Tommy now'. 

Right-wing activists in America have also rushed to support Robinson, after restrictions ordered by a judge initially prevented his court case and jail term being reported. 

a man wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: Speaking at the demonstration Wilders said: 'I am here to tell you that you will never walk alone. And we are here to tell the world, and the UK government in particular: © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Speaking at the demonstration Wilders said: 'I am here to tell you that you will never walk alone. And we are here to tell the world, and the UK government in particular: "Free Tommy Robinson!"' A host of conspiracy theorists in the US then began claiming that he was imprisoned as part of a plot to silence the right. 

Around 500 protesters chanted 'let Tommy out' at police officers outside Leeds Crown Court last week.

The march saw some of Robinson's supporters brand police officers a 'disgrace', as chants of 'you ought to be ashamed of yourselves' broke out.

The event was organised by the group Proud British, which claims on Facebook that its purpose is to 'voice freedom of speech' and 'stop the strain on the NHS, schools and our public services'.

a man standing in front of a crowd: A protester squares up to riot police officers who are dressed in high-visibility protective gear © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A protester squares up to riot police officers who are dressed in high-visibility protective gear On May 26 supporters flocked to Downing Street to demand the release of Robinson.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal leaves L-G’s office as protest ends with IAS officers returning to work

  Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal leaves L-G’s office as protest ends with IAS officers returning to work Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal leaves L-G’s office as protest ends with IAS officers returning to workDeputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said IAS officers had attended meetings of the transport, environment and civil supplies ministries and he expected more civil servants to resume work.

The English Defence League ( EDL ) is a far - right street protest movement which focuses on opposition to what it considers to be a spread of … I have communicated with a few people I know in the UK; Tommy is of Tommy for a year or two now.

They waved '#FreeTommy' and 'Free the truth teller' placards as others branded St George's flags and banners with 'Make Britain Great Again' on them. 

Some managed to mount the gates surrounding the Prime Minister's home, but the Metropolitan Police told MailOnline there were no arrests made.  

a group of people walking down a street: Hundreds of Tommy Robinson's supporters previously gathered outside Leeds Crown Court to protest the former EDL leader's jail sentence © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Hundreds of Tommy Robinson's supporters previously gathered outside Leeds Crown Court to protest the former EDL leader's jail sentence Robinson, 35, was jailed for 13 months on Friday May 25 for contempt of court after broadcasting on Facebook Live outside Leeds Crown Court — putting the major trial at risk of collapse.

The court heard how Robinson had filmed himself and people involved in the case, in footage that was watched around 250,000 times within hours of being posted.

a man standing in front of a building: Another protest previously saw Tommy's supporters climbing the gates of Downing Street but there were no arrests © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Another protest previously saw Tommy's supporters climbing the gates of Downing Street but there were no arrests Robinson, who was listed by his real name Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon on court documents, was sentenced to 13 months in jail on the same day as his arrest.

Judge: If the jurors saw Robinson's video I would be asked to discharge them

The judge who jailed Tommy Robinson told him his Facebook Live could have collapsed a six-week trial if the jurors saw it.

Mr Justice Marson QC said that Robinson had failed in his 'responsibility to exercise freedom of speech within the law'. 

Within five hours of his arrest Robinson was jailed for 13 months after pleading guilty to contempt in relation to an ongoing trial.

He also admitted breaching the terms of a suspended sentence he was handed in Canterbury last May for a similar offence. 

Mr Justice Marson QC said: 'No one could possibly conclude that it would be anything other than highly prejudicial to the defendants in the trial. I respect everyone's right to free speech. That's one of the most important rights that we have.

'With those rights come responsibilities. The responsibility to exercise that freedom of speech within the law. I am not sure you appreciate the potential consequence of what you have done.

'If the jurors in my present trial get to know of this video I will no doubt be faced with an application to discharge the jury. If I have to do that it will mean a re-trial, costing hundreds and hundreds and thousands of pounds.'

He was given 10 months in jail after pleading guilty to contempt of court, and an additional three months for beaching a previous suspended sentence.

Judge Geoffrey Marson QC told Robinson at the time: 'Everyone understands the right to freedom of speech but there are responsibilities and obligations.'

He added that if the jurors had seen his Facebook Live he would have been asked to end the trial.

A reporting restriction had initially prevented the media from reporting his conviction, but this was lifted at the same court four days later after an appeal by the media.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal leaves L-G’s office as protest ends with IAS officers returning to work .
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal leaves L-G’s office as protest ends with IAS officers returning to workDeputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said IAS officers had attended meetings of the transport, environment and civil supplies ministries and he expected more civil servants to resume work.

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