Robinson, 35, was arrested in the UK on Friday for suspicion of breaching the peace while livestreaming a report on the trial of a child grooming gang. He is now serving a prior 13 month suspended sentence for a similar offense.
In this dystopian nightmare, the father and husband was transported to jail to begin his sentence just hours after his arrest — without the ability to appeal the judge’s decision.
Supporters of Robinson immediately called for a protest to take place the following day and hundreds have answered the call.
Wow, massive crowd protesting the arrest of journalist Tommy Robinson.
— The Columbia Bugle (@ColumbiaBugle) May 26, 2018
The UK government had attempted to silence any conversation about his situation by issuing a ban against the press covering the case. Unfortunately for their plan, they cannot control social media and their effort appears to have had a Streisand Effect.
— MarkAli (@matchbox10) May 26, 2018
Articles from the Daily Record, Birmingham Live, The Mirror, and even Breitbart News were all taken offline in the hours following his detention.
— Lauren Southern (@Lauren_Southern) May 26, 2018
— Vervima Media (@VervimaMedia) May 26, 2018
— BJDJ #IAmTommy (@1BJDJ) May 26, 2018
Robinson was arrested outside the Leeds Crown Court as he was covering the trial of 29 men for offenses including child rape, trafficking, and supply of Class A drugs to children.
— Opinionated European (@OpinionatedEuro) May 26, 2018