Skip to main content

Tommy Robinson to appear in court again next week

Meanwhile his fascist supporters plan to mobile in the capital

FASCISTS are mobilising to support their cult leader Tommy Robinson when he appears in court in London next week to be re-tried on charges of contempt of court.

A Don't Let Fascist Tommy Robinson Divide Us counter-protest will held on Thursday September 27 from 9am outside the Old Bailey, where his retrial begins.

Stand Up To Racism and Unite Against Fascism have called for an anti-racist presence at the court.

The two groups said that the fascists’ “Free Tommy” campaign has received support internationally from far-right figures including Donald Trump's ex-chief of staff Steve Bannon, the Islamophobic Dutch politician Geert Wilders, and Ukip leader Gerard Batten.

US think tank the Middle East Forum is believed to have spent a five-figure sum on the fascist leader’s legal defence.

Stand Up To Racism co-convener Sabby Dhalu said: “The far right are trying to use Tommy Robinson’s case to build a new racist movement, backed internationally by Donald Trump supporters.

"It is incumbent on all those who value our diversity to stand against them.”

Mr Robinson, the founder of the English Defence League and a former member of the British National Party whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was jailed for 13 months in Leeds Crown Court in May after broadcasting an online video outside the court on proceedings in another case, risking the collapse of the trial.

He was released on a technicality in August but faces a retrial.

His supporters, including far-right Democratic Football Lads Alliance, are mobilising to support him outside the Old Bailey.

OWNED BY OUR READERS

We're a reader-owned co-operative, which means you can become part of the paper too by buying shares in the People’s Press Printing Society.

Become a supporter

Fighting fund

You've Raised:£ 10,054
We need:£ 7,946
15 Days remaining
Donate today