Tens of thousands march for Tommy Robinson’s release in central London.
Thousands marched through London under the banner of free speech after Tommy Robinson, a former leader of the far-right English Defence League, was Arrested and imprisoned.
Protesters flying national flags and holding placards decrying limits to free expression rallied at Whitehall after marching through central London from Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park, a location seen as emblematic of free speech that has been the scene of several recent far-right rallies.
It’s to protest against all the censorship that’s going on, political correctness, cultural ((((((((((((Marxism)))))))))))) and attacks on the white, Christian culture, not just in this country but across Europe.
(((They))) now realize that the racist tag is dead: no one cares anymore with being labelled racists
Wilders, who leads the far-right PVV party in Holland, was pictured being escorted away by cops as police tried to contain the crowd.
The politician, who was temporarily banned from Britain in 2009, called for Robinson to be freed during a speech watched by thousands.
He said: “I am here to tell you that you will never walk alone. And we are here to tell the world, and the UK government in particular: ‘Free Tommy Robinson.’”
He added: “Tommy Robinson is a freedom fighter. He says what no-one dares to say. He has guts. He has courage.”
Rows of riot police blocked the gate down the Mall leading to Buckingham Palace where the Royal Family gathered on the balcony after celebrating Trooping the Colour just hours before.
Supporters elsewhere gathered in other British cities including Leeds and Belfast — while some demos were staged outside British embassies in Europe.
Police held back protesters from the gates of Downing Street as banners reading Free Tommy were waved.
One flag read “police state” followed by an Islamic crescent moon.
Other protesters scaled the steps of Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square where they chanted slogans.
Hundreds of flag-waving demonstrators overran an open-top tourist bus — with one climbing onto the roof wearing a Donald Trump mask.
A spokeswoman for megasightseeing.com said: “Our London sightseeing bus was on its normal route when it got caught up in the demonstrations.
“The bus was stormed by demonstrators and the driver and a small number of customers got off.
“The demonstrators have caused a significant amount of damage to the bus which meant it had to be towed away.”