Tommy Robinson leads ‘Brexit betrayal’ march that includes noose for Theresa May – News Live

Tommy Robinson leads ‘Brexit betrayal’ march that includes noose for Theresa May – News Live

 Far-right activist Tommy Robinson today led a ‘Brexit betrayal’ march – where activists brought props including a noose for Theresa May  The alarming symbol was spotted protruding from the crowd as UKIP supporters joined forces with the EDL founder to march through London  The man carrying the gallows gave his name as Laukan Creasey, from Stevenage.  Asked why he was brandishing the prop he told the Press Association: “That’s what the traitor May deserves That’s what treasonous people get.  “It was a referendum not a never-endum. And they promised to implement whatever we decided and they haven’t, so two-and-a-half years down the line this is what you get ”  Amid a major police presence, anti-fascist and Labour demonstrators led a counter-march that they claimed “vastly” outnumbered the main demo  A Momentum spokeswoman said about 15,000 turned up to oppose Mr Robinson’s march, claiming it “vastly” outnumbered them nearly five to one  A Ukip spokesman said “quite a few thousand” had turned up to its rally. Police did not provide estimates on crowd sizes  Gathering outside the Dorchester Hotel, Mr Robinson’s supporters marched along a specified route from Park Lane to Parliament Street  A photo showed the crowd dotted with flags from the Generation Identity movement, which promotes the “ethno-cultural tradition of our ancestors”  The Hope Not Hate group accuses the movement of wanting to separate people along racial lines  The Ukip group marched to outside the Houses of Parliament where they were to be greeted by festive music and speakers  The crowd loudly booed when Ukip leader Gerard Batten brought up “Remainer” Mrs May and they cheered on his reference to a “treasonous political class”  Mr Batten has prompted an exodus of UKIP figures including ex-leader Nigel Farage for throwing his weight behind Tommy Robinson  He added: “If Parliament does not take Britain out of the European Union it will be the biggest constitutional crisis since the English Civil War  “In 1642 the king put himself in opposition to parliament. Parliament won and the king lost his head  “If Parliament betrays Brexit they will be putting themselves in opposition of the people and if they win you will lose your liberty ”  The counter-protest meanwhile included songs and dancing, arriving at their final stop on Whitehall to the sound of Michael Jackson’s hit Black Or White  As the demonstrators made their way from Portland Place, they held placards saying: “Oppose Tommy Robinson Don’t let the racists divide us” and chanted “There are many many more of us than you”  Marchers with their faces covered briefly made their way to the front of the march, and at a few points a handful of Robinson supporters were escorted away swiftly by police  The protesters chanted the whole way, shouting “Nazi scum, off our streets”.  Momentum national co-ordinator Laura Parker said: “Today is a huge blow for Tommy Robinson and his vile, hate-fuelled politics  “Even with the Ukip machine in tow he only managed to bring a few thousand supporters out on the streets while we mobilised nearly 15,000 to march against his racism and bigotry ”  Shadow chancellor John McDonnell had urged Labour supporters to march against the “poison” of Mr Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon  “This march isn’t about Brexit, it’s about far-right extremists dressing up in suits and pretending to be respectable,” Mr McDonnell said  The march and counter-march came 48 hours before MPs hold a historic vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal  It is widely expected to be rejected by both Remainers and Brexiteers in the House of Commons – leading to a potential leadership crisis  Amid fears of violence, Scotland Yard placed restrictions on both the march and the counter-demonstration  Their opposition march, who had started outside the BBC building in Portland Place, were separated from the Brexiters by police barriers in Whitehall  Police were on heightened alert after “serious violence” broke out at a Robinson rally in London in June, with five officers injured when bottles and barriers were hurled at them  Scotland Yard said it also imposed the conditions based on the “current intelligence picture”  But by 3.45pm a Met Police spokeswoman said only one person had been arrested in relation to either the march or counter-march, on suspicion of public order offences

10 thoughts on “Tommy Robinson leads ‘Brexit betrayal’ march that includes noose for Theresa May – News Live

  1. Left wing lies. The counter protest was much smaller. That's obvious from the little bit of footage available. If it was bigger they'd show footage of it

  2. Why would anyone wanna be controlled by politicians you can't vote out? We can't trust those we vote for, what makes these remainers think you can trust politicians you can't vote for or out? How stupid is that?

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