Tommy Robinson Supporter Confronted By Police Following Nazi Salute
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It seems where ever Tommy Robinson goes you can be sure to expect high levels of emotion, huge placards and police.
In fact, he man formerly known as Stephen Yaxley-Lennon doesn't even need to be there for that to be the case - and as we know, he was recently jailed for 13 months for contempt of court. Inevitably, an appeal for his release was met with high levels of emotion, huge placards and police.
But one supporter of the former English Defence League leader was filmed performing a brazen Nazi salute, only to end up wailing when detained by police.
Watch what happened to a Tommy Robinson supporter in London yesterday
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The man can be heard shouting: "My arm's hurting, why am I being abused?" And as three officers detain him he asks: "Why? What have I done officers?"
According to the Metro the incident was filmed by other Tommy Robinson supporters - presumably with the intent of turning it into viral content in support of the jailed right-wing activist.
Hundreds of people descended on Trafalgar Square for the 'Free Tommy Robinson' protest where the sentiment was one of anger, with demonstrators arguing that the justice system had abused its powers in locking up the 35-year-old.
This anonymous man in the footage above may not necessarily have been arrested - rather, it seems likely that he was merely detained temporarily by police.
In total, the Metropolitan Police said that one person had been arrested for possession of an offensive weapon, two for assault on a police officer, one for possession of a flare and another for criminal damage to a bus.
A small number of demonstrators pushed police and tried to breach metal barricades in front of the British prime minister's office.
London's Metropolitan police said: "There were scenes of violence which saw bottles, metal barriers and other objects thrown at officers."
The police department also explained that five officers were injured; however none of the injuries were serious.
Robinson founded the English Defence League, an anti-Muslim protest group, in 2009. He was arrested on 25 May after live streaming from outside a child sexual exploitation trial that was subject to reporting restrictions.
He was sentenced to 13 months in jail after he pleaded guilty on 29 May to contempt of court and breaching the terms of his suspended sentence. He also has previous convictions for assault, fraud and other offences.
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