By Isabel Ringrose
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Tommy Robinson must be stopped

Stand Up To Racism calls a counter-demonstration to stop Tommy Robinson
Issue 2907
Stand Up To Racism counter-protests Tommy Robinson

Stand Up To Racism counter-protests Tommy Robinson

Fascist Tommy Robinson is coming to London this Saturday. The English Defence League (EDL) founder plans to assemble his troops at Victoria station then march to Parliament Square.

Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) has called a counter-demonstration. Anti-fascists have to be ready to greet Robinson to ensure he leaves with his tail between his legs.

Robinson says he’s calling the demonstration because, “There’s a clear two tier policing and justice system in the UK, with independent voices quashed.”

But the real two tier policing is a racist police force. Robinson says he wants to “expose the British totalitarian state” and accuses the media and cops of curtailing his freedoms—to be racist and hateful.

This march is just an excuse for Robinson to spew his vile racism out on the streets. His Twitter is full of anti-Muslim and antitrans propaganda.

Islamophobe Robinson calls for “foreigners out”, uses racist fear-mongering and scapegoating and dubs Palestine protesters “terrorist scum”.

SUTR says Robinson wants “to pursue the agenda he has for years—spreading racism, Islamophobia and division”.

Robinson has been banned from London for six months since his arrest at a march against antisemitism called by Zionists. Organisers asked Robinson to not come to the November demonstration to avoid giving their pro-Israel protest a bad name.

Police arrested him outside the Royal Courts of Justice and he denied the charge of failing to comply with a dispersal order. But a judge threw his case out last month because the dispersal order signed by a Met cop had the wrong date on it.

Robinson tweeted after that he’d be suing the Met. SUTR says, “Robinson is a fascist who has a history of involvement with fascist and far right organisations.”

The likes of disgraced ex-Tory MP Andrew Bridgen who described Covid vaccinations as the “biggest crime against humanity since the Holocaust” are supporting Robinson.

SUTR adds that Robinson’s re-emergence comes prior to “a general election where the government’s key priority is to demonise migrants”.

“And internationally the far right is set to make big gains in the European elections, and there is a very real prospect of Donald Trump returning to the White House in November,” it said.

  • Unite against Tommy Robinson—fascists not welcome in London demonstration. Saturday 1 June, assemble 11am outside Downing Street to march on Parliament Square

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