Britons Rage Over Robinson Arrest As Mass Protests Break Out Worldwide

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Britons Rage Over Robinson Arrest As Mass Protests Break Out Worldwide
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The arrest, imprisonment, and government-ordered media blackout of UK journalist and activist Tommy Robinson has set off a firestorm of protests around the world.

Free speech advocates and supporters of Robinson's movement from Melbourne to Berlin came out by the thousands to protest the Friday arrest outside of Leeds Crown Court while Robinson was reporting on a p***phile grooming trial via Facebook livestream. Within six hours of his detention, Robinson was slapped with a 13 month prison term for violating a prior suspended sentence for a similar offense.

A big police van with about seven police officers pulled up and arrested [Robinson] and told him to stop live streaming,” Robinson’s producer told RT (before their article (archived) was scrubbed from the internet). “They said it was incitement and a breach of the peace.

“No peace has been breached – there were two other people there and he’s been perfectly quiet talking into his phone. [The police] said nothing about the court proceedings. It’s very strange.”

Equally as disturbing are the implications of a court-ordered media ban, making it a criminal offense for news outlets operating in the UK to cover Robinson's arrest and incarceration. In a page straight out of George Orwell's 1984, several news outlets were forced to pull articles which were published before the ban.

Mass protests broke out following Robinson's arrest - the largest of which was a crowd of thousands in the UK, demonstrating at the gates of Downing Street to demand the release of the conservative activist.

At least six demonstrations were held across Australia on Sunday in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Hundreds demonstrated in the German cities of Berlin and Dresden, while German MP Petr Bystron has offered Robinson political asylum over concerns for his safety in prison.

Tommy Robinson is a political prisoner, whose life is in clear and pressing danger. We have to do everything we can to make sure he is granted political asylum,” said the office of conservative German MP Petr Bystron in a Saturday statement provided to the Gateway Pundit's Cassandra Fairbanks.

A crowd even showed up at the British embassy in Tel Aviv:

Dutch MP Geert Wilders showed up at the British Embassy in The Hague to deliver comments.

"I am here on behalf of millions. Freedom of speech is being violated all over Europe and also in Britain. Restore freedom of speech." -Geert Wilders, Dutch MP​
Wilders penned a letter to the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs over the weekend with five questions about Robinson's situation.

Robinson, 35, rose to fame as a conservative activist and founder of the English Defence League in Luton, Bedfordshire in 2009. After retiring from the party in 2013, Robinson has continued to advocate for British nationalism and against unchecked migration into Europe.
 





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Britons Rage Over Robinson Arrest As Mass Protests Break Out Worldwide
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The arrest, imprisonment, and government-ordered media blackout of UK journalist and activist Tommy Robinson has set off a firestorm of protests around the world.

Free speech advocates and supporters of Robinson's movement from Melbourne to Berlin came out by the thousands to protest the Friday arrest outside of Leeds Crown Court while Robinson was reporting on a p***phile grooming trial via Facebook livestream. Within six hours of his detention, Robinson was slapped with a 13 month prison term for violating a prior suspended sentence for a similar offense.

A big police van with about seven police officers pulled up and arrested [Robinson] and told him to stop live streaming,” Robinson’s producer told RT (before their article (archived) was scrubbed from the internet). “They said it was incitement and a breach of the peace.

“No peace has been breached – there were two other people there and he’s been perfectly quiet talking into his phone. [The police] said nothing about the court proceedings. It’s very strange.”

Equally as disturbing are the implications of a court-ordered media ban, making it a criminal offense for news outlets operating in the UK to cover Robinson's arrest and incarceration. In a page straight out of George Orwell's 1984, several news outlets were forced to pull articles which were published before the ban.

Mass protests broke out following Robinson's arrest - the largest of which was a crowd of thousands in the UK, demonstrating at the gates of Downing Street to demand the release of the conservative activist.

At least six demonstrations were held across Australia on Sunday in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Hundreds demonstrated in the German cities of Berlin and Dresden, while German MP Petr Bystron has offered Robinson political asylum over concerns for his safety in prison.

Tommy Robinson is a political prisoner, whose life is in clear and pressing danger. We have to do everything we can to make sure he is granted political asylum,” said the office of conservative German MP Petr Bystron in a Saturday statement provided to the Gateway Pundit's Cassandra Fairbanks.

A crowd even showed up at the British embassy in Tel Aviv:

Dutch MP Geert Wilders showed up at the British Embassy in The Hague to deliver comments.

"I am here on behalf of millions. Freedom of speech is being violated all over Europe and also in Britain. Restore freedom of speech." -Geert Wilders, Dutch MP​
Wilders penned a letter to the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs over the weekend with five questions about Robinson's situation.

Robinson, 35, rose to fame as a conservative activist and founder of the English Defence League in Luton, Bedfordshire in 2009. After retiring from the party in 2013, Robinson has continued to advocate for British nationalism and against unchecked migration into Europe.
So because he founded the EDL, hes being censored against speaking out on pedo crimes?!
 





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Not quite.

Tommy was jailed because he broke the terms of his court order. Not only that, his antics threatened to collapse the criminal trial of Muslim men accused of abusing white working class girls.

How does this fit in with Tommy's profile of being 'the champion' of white working class English people and the vulnerable within that demographic !?

This is a prime example of people putting their celebrity status and sponsorship ahead of the interests of the victims that they are supposed to be defending, imho.

Demagoguery and charlatanry of the highest order from Tommy.

Which is a shame because I was hoping that he would evolve into a respectable spokesman and representative of the white working [under] classes that have been abandoned by the mainstream Labour and Conservative Parties in the UK.
 





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Tommy Robinson decided to go on his little crusade against Islam because his wife cheated on him with Muslim, his best friends converted to Islam, and his sister converted to Islam. He feels like Islam took everything from him so he's fighting the only way he knows how.
 





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Tommy Robinson decided to go on his little crusade against Islam because his wife cheated on him with Muslim, his best friends converted to Islam, and his sister converted to Islam. He feels like Islam took everything from him so he's fighting the only way he knows how.
Do you have a source for this? All I found was a tweet.
 





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@Kung Fu: "Tommy Robinson decided to go on his little crusade against Islam because his wife cheated on him with Muslim, his best friends converted to Islam, and his sister converted to Islam. He feels like Islam took everything from him so he's fighting the only way he knows how"

His working class roots in Luton do provide an explanation for his politics. Tommy maintains that he still has Muslim friends but that the communities from which he came from have changed beyond all recognition.

Instead of the balanced and mixed neighbourhoods of his childhood, white working classes have left many areas and this has resulted in the rise of, predominantly, Asian/Muslim neighbourhoods in Luton. Over time, this has polarised communities along ethnic and religious lines.

Add massive immigration during the nineties and naughties. Throw in the absence of a productive economy that mops up excess labour via decent employment and you have the perfect storm.

Tommy Robinson isn't a cause but a symptom of a much deeper ideological, social and cultural crisis in the UK.
 





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Britons Rage Over Robinson Arrest As Mass Protests Break Out Worldwide
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The arrest, imprisonment, and government-ordered media blackout of UK journalist and activist Tommy Robinson has set off a firestorm of protests around the world.

Free speech advocates and supporters of Robinson's movement from Melbourne to Berlin came out by the thousands to protest the Friday arrest outside of Leeds Crown Court while Robinson was reporting on a p***phile grooming trial via Facebook livestream. Within six hours of his detention, Robinson was slapped with a 13 month prison term for violating a prior suspended sentence for a similar offense.

A big police van with about seven police officers pulled up and arrested [Robinson] and told him to stop live streaming,” Robinson’s producer told RT (before their article (archived) was scrubbed from the internet). “They said it was incitement and a breach of the peace.

“No peace has been breached – there were two other people there and he’s been perfectly quiet talking into his phone. [The police] said nothing about the court proceedings. It’s very strange.”

Equally as disturbing are the implications of a court-ordered media ban, making it a criminal offense for news outlets operating in the UK to cover Robinson's arrest and incarceration. In a page straight out of George Orwell's 1984, several news outlets were forced to pull articles which were published before the ban.

Mass protests broke out following Robinson's arrest - the largest of which was a crowd of thousands in the UK, demonstrating at the gates of Downing Street to demand the release of the conservative activist.

At least six demonstrations were held across Australia on Sunday in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Hundreds demonstrated in the German cities of Berlin and Dresden, while German MP Petr Bystron has offered Robinson political asylum over concerns for his safety in prison.

Tommy Robinson is a political prisoner, whose life is in clear and pressing danger. We have to do everything we can to make sure he is granted political asylum,” said the office of conservative German MP Petr Bystron in a Saturday statement provided to the Gateway Pundit's Cassandra Fairbanks.

A crowd even showed up at the British embassy in Tel Aviv:

Dutch MP Geert Wilders showed up at the British Embassy in The Hague to deliver comments.

"I am here on behalf of millions. Freedom of speech is being violated all over Europe and also in Britain. Restore freedom of speech." -Geert Wilders, Dutch MP​
Wilders penned a letter to the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs over the weekend with five questions about Robinson's situation.

Robinson, 35, rose to fame as a conservative activist and founder of the English Defence League in Luton, Bedfordshire in 2009. After retiring from the party in 2013, Robinson has continued to advocate for British nationalism and against unchecked migration into Europe.
Police state!!! All those MTV videos have been conditioning the younger generation to accept this...
 





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The one about his wife is difficult to get a written source but everyone in Speakers Corner in England know that his wife cheated on him with a Muslim as many of the people he was close too admitted it after they converted to Islam. The one about his sister is the same but is more verifiable because she's always at the mosque in her neighborhood and many Muslims sisters see her and are friends with her. Tommy never talks about it for obvious reasons one probably being he doesn't want to give ammunition to the Muslims and second because it's his sister and wife and wants to keep them out of it in fear of them being targeted for attacks by his extremist friends. It seems like a lot of British women are converting to Islam disproportionately so.
 





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The one about his wife is difficult to get a written source but everyone in Speakers Corner in England know that his wife cheated on him with a Muslim as many of the people he was close too admitted it after they converted to Islam. The one about his sister is the same but is more verifiable because she's always at the mosque in her neighborhood and many Muslims sisters see her and are friends with her. Tommy never talks about it for obvious reasons one probably being he doesn't want to give ammunition to the Muslims and second because it's his sister and wife and wants to keep them out of it in fear of them being targeted for attacks by his extremist friends. It seems like a lot of British women are converting to Islam disproportionately so.
I’ll watch this later
 





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It sounds like he's a very controversial figure, although I dont know enough about him one way or the other to form a concrete opinion yet. Seems like he trends towards the dramatic/hyperbolic side of things tho.

I do support anyone taking on pedos' especially when they are among the midst of Muslims. However I also think its important that one of the reasons issued forth on behalf of his arrest was that his actions threatened the actual case. Grandstanding at the expense of victims, especially children aint never a good look.
 





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Tommy was jailed because he broke the terms of his court order.
Incorrect. He was arrested and jailed for the same reason he was initially arrested: Contempt of court. That he broke the terms of his suspended sentence has little bearing on whether it is against the law for journalists to document a public trial, and in the UK, this can be against the law, as the court can place gag orders on media outlets.

This very rightly should be considered a grave violation of the freedom of speech, and it would be in the United States. I think what we will begin to see all across Europe is growing support for more U.S.-style laws regarding the freedom of speech, on down to eliminating so-called "hate speech" clauses.
 





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Few can deny that the UK looks like 1984 these days regardless of how you feel about Tommy Robinson and even if this did not happen. It seems like it is the testing ground for what is to come for other countries if the current pace continues
 





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@Eshu: "Incorrect. He was arrested and jailed for the same reason he was initially arrested: Contempt of court. That he broke the terms of his suspended sentence has little bearing on whether it is against the law for journalists to document a public trial, and in the UK, this can be against the law, as the court can place gag orders on media outlets.

This very rightly should be considered a grave violation of the freedom of speech, and it would be in the United States. I think what we will begin to see all across Europe is growing support for more U.S.-style laws regarding the freedom of speech, on down to eliminating so-called "hate speech" clauses"

Let me talk you through the law, (as it operates in the United Kingdom).

How can somebody be in 'Contempt of Court' ?
The answer is that you have to breach a specific court order that prevents or obliges you to do something and the failure to comply with its terms means that you are in 'contempt' and liable for a criminal or civil penalty.

In the case of Tommy Robinson, a specific court order was in place to prevent the reporting of details relating to a trial. By undertaking a broadcast of the case, on the day of the trial, Tommy breached the terms of that order and found himself in 'contempt' The penalty was, immediate, imprisonment.

Another court order was put in place to prevent other media outlets reporting Tommy Robinson's arrest and trial for his broadcast.

Additionally, Tommy also breached the conditions of his suspended sentence, too.

Those are the facts.

That is the process outlining how the law operated in this case.

I note your point about the Tommy Robinson's free speech, but, what about the rights of the victims not to have justice denied to them because a political populist with a media profile broadcasts details of their case and threatens to collapse their trial ... !?

Have you thought about the rights of the victims?

I hope that enlightens you as to the law and the competing rights that have to be balanced by the justice system !?