Did 6K march in support of Tommy Robinson

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Brief Outline: Over 6K march in support of #Tommy Robinson KEEP FIGHTING  #FreeSpeech Don’t think this will end well for Parliament.

Ayupp Verification: Fake

Origin: The news is widely popular on the social media sites.

Viral Example: Over 6K march in support of #TommyRobinson KEEP FIGHTING #FreeSpeech Don’t think this will end well for Parliament. #FreeTommy #FreeTommyRobinson #FreeTommyNOW

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Detailed Analysis: A facebook video post claiming that over six thousand people marching towards London's Whitehall to demand freedom for Tommy Robinson. However this is not true, this video is weeks old than Robinson's arrest itself.

The video on facebook was posted on May 27, 2018 by user @USAHotLips (archive link).

As per independent article titled “Tommy Robinson protest: Hundreds demonstrate in Downing Street after far-right figure arrested”

Hundreds of demonstrators descended on Whitehall to protest against far-right figurehead Tommy Robinson’s arrest for allegedly breaching the peace outside a Leeds courthouse.

 

The area had to be closed to traffic as the group gathered outside Downing Street on Saturday afternoon.

Hundreds demonstrate in Downing Street after far-right figure Tommy Robinson arrested

Hundreds of demonstrators descended on Whitehall to protest against far-right figurehead Tommy Robinson's arrest for allegedly breaching the peace outside a Leeds courthouse. The area had to be closed to traffic as the group gathered outside Downing Street on Saturday afternoon.

Who is Tommy Robinson

Tommy Robinson is an activist who co-founded and served as spokesman and leader of the English Defence League (EDL), from which he resigned in 2013. He also founded the European Defence League, and for a short time in 2012 was joint party vice-chairman of the British Freedom Party. He led the EDL from 2009 until 8 October 2013, when he was persuaded to leave the organisation and discuss alternative ways of tackling extremism with the think tank Quilliam.

A petition by change.org has started online where a petition demanding his release has collected over 400.000 signatures so far:

The petition starts as “Tommy Robinson has been arrested and jailed for reporting on Muslim grooming gangs. A job that he chooses to do with no regard for his own safety, informing the public of all the wrongs committed in the name of Allah. Fighting against adversity and reporting on issues that our mainstream media are too afraid to speak of.”

Sign the Petition

Theresa May MP: Free Tommy Robinson



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