UK: Journalist Tommy Robinson arrested, sentenced within an hour to 13 months for reporting on Muslim rape gangs
British independent journalist and English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson has been arrested for ‘breaching the peace’ while filming outside a Muslim rape gang trial.
The 35-year-old anti-Islamization activist was at Leeds Crown Court on Friday morning and started a live feed on his Facebook page as a child grooming case continued.
A gag order has been put in place and media outlets have been forced to delete their articles, so no one in the UK is allowed to talk about Tommy Robinson’s arrest.
Tommy Robinson was arrested, tried, and sentenced within an hour. He was subject to a suspended sentence for contempt of court in May 2017 after he tried to film four Muslims who were on trial accused of raping a teenage girl.
Meanwhile, the Muslim rape gangs get to walk free.
Footage showed Tommy being led to the back of a police van and he could be heard shouting to a friend: “Please, George, get me a solicitor, I’m on a suspended sentence, you see.”
He said: “I’m being arrested for a breach of the peace. You’ve all watched this. Can you get me a solicitor?”
A police officer told him: “Do I understand what I’ve just told you? You’ve been arrested on suspicion of causing a breach to the peace.”
Another officer asked him to “turn off his live feed”.
Tommy added: “I’m inciting people. How have I incited people? This is free speech; this is where we’re at. You’re not even allowed to.
“This is ridiculous. Lads, do you feel right about what you’re doing here? I haven’t said a word.
“In fact, someone laid a hand on me and assaulted me outside court. Other people swore at me and threatened me about my mother and here I am being arrested for saying nothing.
Tommy Robinson was given a suspended sentence for contempt of court in May 2017 after he tried to film four men who were on trial accused of raping a teenage girl.