International crowd of supporters cheers him on in London
Yesterday Ezra Levant of Rebel Media posted video updates of the continuing trials of courageous citizen reporter and free speech activist Tommy Robinson. On May 25, 2018, police arrested Robinson while he was live streaming a video report on Muslim rape gangs outside a Leeds courthouse.
The legal authorities tried Robinson immediately and packed him off to jail within a space of 5 hours, a procedure more common in tyrannies than in England, the home of the Magna Carta and free speech.
But that was then, and this is now
Having been released from solitary confinement for contempt of court, Tommy Robinson appeared in the Central Criminal Court of London, also known as ” the Old Bailey.” Levant said that murder and terrorism are the most common criminal cases heard at the Old Bailey, and that holding a contempt of court case there is like having a traffic ticket heard in the US Supreme Court.
Tommy appears at window – crowd goes wild!
After conferring with his attorneys, Robinson went to the window at Old Bailey to see his supporters gathered below in the street. Upon seeing the hero of free speech, the crowd of about 1500 went wild, chanting his name over and over again in support. Robinson was both grateful and deeply moved by their cheers. Levant noted about 16 opponents to Robinson protested while the rest chanted.
The group of supporters included people not only from England, but Canada, and as far away as Hong Kong. They recognized the importance of Tommy Robinson’s case to the concept of free speech.
Tommy’s fight is our fight
Unfortunately, the British legal authorities chose to delay the trial until October 23, 2018. Levant said in the US and Canada, such tactics would result in dismissal of the charges. Let us hope that Robinson’s case will be dismissed.
Distressed that so few conservative reporters attended the 20 minute trial there, yesterday, Levant went to London himself by plane. Levant said that the British media openly lied about Tommy Robinson. It’s up to citizen reporters to take up the cause of free speech while we still can.