Furious Tommy Robinson supporters march on Parliament and burn EU flags after the EDL founder was jailed for nine months for contempt
Friday, July 12, 2019
Hopefully the brits have balls big enough to burn down the old Bailey with the judges inside
BCF : Tommy Robinson supporters rioted on the streets of London, set fire to European Union flags and threw bottles at police officers today as he was jailed for nine months for contempt of court – but will only be behind bars for less than ten weeks.
The English Defence League founder, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was branded a ‘liar’ by the judge as his supporters set off smoke bombs outside the Old Bailey and he called for more demonstrations, before they marched to the Houses of Parliament.
Robinson, 36, was told the time he previously spent behind bars for confronting members of an Asian sex gang during their trial in Leeds in May 2018 would be taken into account, reducing his sentence to 19 weeks – of which he will serve half before his release.
Robinson, whose sentence was made up of
six months for the Leeds contempt, plus three months for an earlier
contempt committed at Canterbury Crown Court in 2017, looked at the
public gallery and winked as he was led to the cells through the dock,
carrying a holdall. Outside court,
Robinson's supporters booed as news of his sentence filtered through and
officers donned their helmets as violent clashes erupted. The crowd
marched towards the court chanting 'we want Tommy out' before some began
pelting police with drinks bottles and cans. Some protesters chanted
'paedo protectors' at officers.
account on Telegram - which he uses after having his Facebook, Instagram
and Twitter profiles suspended - said: 'Sentenced to prison for
journalism. Time for protests to start, this is an absolute joke!
Protest outside whatever prison I'm in on Saturday please.' Robinson
said two colleagues would take charge of planning a protest outside the
prison he is sent to, adding: 'Hopefully by this Saturday, I'm laying
there in my cell and I can just hear all your voices outside whichever
s***hole HMP I'm in. Just want to say to everyone I appreciate whilst
I'm in there I know people will be fighting for me. But I'll be fine in