On Sunday morning the ex-English Defence League leader Robinson was supposed to have a “free speech” rally at Hyde Park’s iconic Speakers’ Corner. However, the protesters scuffled and the police interfered to keep the peace.
Tommy Robinson is the one who founded a subsidiary branch of Pegida in the UK in 2016. Since then, he tried to extend anti-Islam groups in UK. However, his efforts didn’t eventuated as it did in German.
His supporters gathered in the snow at Speakers’ Corner, a landmark of free speech in London, to hear his ‘banned speech’ by Generation Identity’s Martin Sellner. Marx, Lenin, and George Orwell are the ones who gave speeches at the iconic Hyde Park location. However, Tommy Robinson and his supports faced a group of Muslims. A fray broke out and the police arrested so many.
Robinson says he'll return to Speakers corner next week to challenge all the Muslim speakers who come here weekly. Says "speakers corner will be the new battleground for free speech"
— Hussein Kesvani (@HKesvani) March 18, 2018
Lutz Bachmann, the German founder of an anti-Islam group has also came to UK in order to have a speech with Robinson, but was expelled from UK on Sunday morning, just a few hours after arriving at Stansted.
According to a spokesperson of the Home Office: “Border Force has the power to refuse entry to an individual if it is considered that his or her presence in the UK is not conducive to the public good.”
Robinson’s supporters chanted “free speech,” while the Muslim protesters responded with cries of “Allahu Akbar!” A live stream posted from Robinson’s YouTube channel was trying to show the speech but the noises of the crowd made it impossible to be heard clearly for those viewing at home.