Thousands hit the streets to protest arrest of controversial activist Tommy Robinson
One of the world’s loudest critics of radical Islam Tommy Robinson has been arrested again in the UK.
The journalist and founder of the English Defence League, has been speaking out against the threat of Islamic extremism for nearly a decade.
Robinson was detained on Friday morning while streaming a Facebook live video outside a child grooming trial in West Yorkshire.
Tommy Robinson has been arrested in Leeds court for reporting on grooming gangs. More updates to follow pic.twitter.com/iEPDoNOKHM
— Caolan Robertson (@CaolanRob) May 25, 2018
Hundreds of demonstrators have descended on central London in support of Robinson – demanding he be freed.
The demonstrations have even spread to Australia, with protests hitting the streets of Sydney and Melbourne.
A petition calling for his release has gathered more than 300,000 signatures.
Police say he was arrested for breaching the peace and ‘incitement’ of court.
Ben’s chat about Tommy Robinson below.