This will not stand. This outrageous, heavy-handed transgression will come to bite the elitist coward David Cameron and his cronies so bad in their sorry asses Â they won’t know what hit ’em.
Here’s a first reactionÂ From The English Defense League
Â Hunger Strike
THE leader of the English Defence League, Stephen Lennon, (Tommy Robinson’s real name) Â is on hunger strike and is claiming to be a “political prisoner of the state”, following his arrest after a protest in London on Saturday. (More)
Thanks to Vlad Tepes for the pic’s and comments
Outrage is too mild a word:
From the BeepÂ via the Religion of Peace:
A coach full of English Defence League supporters was pelted with missiles after it broke down in east London.Â The coach was carrying 44 EDL members when it stopped in Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets.
About 100 Asian (PC euphemism for Mohammedan creeps) teenagers then pelted it with bricks and stones, according to a BBC reporter at the scene. Â Police arrested all 44 EDL supporters, who were travelling from a protest in Aldgate earlier on Saturday. A double decker bus was used to evacuate them.
Police said there had already been one altercation with local youths after the vehicle stopped in Whitechapel Road and some passengers got off the coach.
They got back on board and the coach pulled away – but it later suffered a failure and ground to a halt.
BBC reporter Paraic O’ Brien, who was on the scene, said nearly 100 local teenagers then attacked it with missiles.
He said the police were on the scene extremely quickly.
‘Extremely tense’The reporter said within a short space of time there were a number of riot vans and 200 police officers in the vicinity.
O’Brien said: “It was extremely tense and if that number of officers had not arrived it could have gone the other way and become a major incident.”
The police commandeered a London bus and moved the EDL supporters onto it before escorting the bus east.
But a group of youths subsequently sat down in the middle of Mile End Road, blocking the bus and forcing it to stop.
At this point a large number of Asian men began arriving from a nearby estate.
The reporter said by then the situation had become very scary.
The police charged the youths and scuffles broke out.
Another group standing on a footbridge over the road threw bricks at the bus.
Police managed to clear the road and the bus left the area.
The EDL, which says it is protesting against Islamic extremism in the UK, had earlier held a protest in Aldgate after a planned march through east London was banned by the government.
Shafiur Rahman had organised stewards for a rival demonstration earlier in the day.
He said that allowing the bus through Tower Hamlets was a major security error that could have ended in disaster.
Investigation ongoingMr Rahman is a member of the Islamic Forum of Europe.
A Met spokeswoman said: “A coach containing individuals believed to have participated in the EDL demonstration stopped in Whitechapel Road – some passengers got off and an altercation took place with some local youths who had gathered.
“Shortly after, the coach broke down outside Stepney Green Underground Station, and a further disturbance took place.
“Officers commandeered a double decker bus before transferring the passengers and escorting them off the borough.”
She added: “All those on the coach were arrested for public order offences and an investigation is ongoing to identify others outside the bus who participated in the disorder.”
Meanwhile the EDL’s second in command, Kevin Carroll, has told the BBC its founder Stephen Lennon will hand himself in to police.
Lennon, who was convicted in July of leading a street brawl with 100 football fans, breached bail conditions by taking part in the demonstration.
On Saturday an EDL regional organiser had claimed Lennon had already been arrested – but this proved to be untrue.
A total of 60 people – including the 44 involved in the bus incident – were arrested in connection with the EDL protest.
Offences included assault on a police officer, common assault, drunk and disorderly behaviour and affray.
Police estimated 1,000 EDL supporters and 1,500 counter-protesters had gathered.
Monday, September 5, 2011 at 08:00 PM
I live on Mile End Road, the bus carrying the EDL supporters was attacked literally right outside my window. I had to watch in fear and horror as hundreds (there were far more than 100) local Asian children threw missiles, heard foul abuse and attempted to attack the coach. At no point did I see or hear anything provocative from the EDL members on the bus. They were obviously arrested for their own safety and to quell the bloodlust of this rabid mob. There were at least 200 police in riot gear, my road was cordoned off, and it was an extremely intimidating atmosphere… not just for the public but also for the police. I witnessed with my own eyes a gang of weedy Muslim children who couldn’t punch there way out of a wet paper bag individually, verbally abusing and threatening the police.. in fact picking out a female officer for special treatment. I was very anti-EDL and BNP not so long ago. But when it is on your door step, in your face, it is a different story. Some EDL members will inevitably be racist morons. More still will be unable to articulate themselves clearly… after all they are uneducated and working class. But Tommy Robinson is absolutely correct, he is a political prisoner of the state, and everybody who cherishes this country and OUR traditions should support him. The fact that no Muslims were arrested on Mile End Road says two things first of all the political pressure on the police to treat the EDL as criminals and secondly the great difficulties of making any arrests… These animals run in packs and make it very dangerous for an officer to apprehend one except in large numbers. I even watched one group with my own eyes approach an officer on his own to tell him they were going to get ‘tooled up’.
A martyr is someone who suffers for a cause. And Tommy is most definitely someone who has suffered for his.
He is currently in a cell in Bedford Prison, having broken his bail conditions in order to attend the EDL demonstration in Tower Hamlets. There wereÂ many good reasonsÂ why we chose to demonstrate in Tower Hamlets, and Tommy simply felt that he could not sit idly by whilst the movement he founded took to the streets to protest against the formation of Britain’s ‘Islamic Republic’ (not our words, butÂ those ofÂ a “very senior figure in the Tower Hamlets Labour Party”).
Ever since the EDL was founded we have found ourselves battling against politicians, but we have also sought to maintain a commitment to peaceful protest, respect the role played by the police, and never seek to undermine the law of the land. Tommy’s decision to break his bail conditions was therefore far from an easy one. It was not a reckless decision, but one made with a full appreciation of the likely consequences.
Tommy judged that the right to free speech, the right to peaceful protest, and his duty to speak out against the tyrannical influence of radical Islam, outweighed the court’s decision to place such strict limitations on his freedoms; a decision lent weight by the European Court of Human Rights’ rulings on the right to freedom of assembly.Â Continue readingÂ â†’