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Professor Green Clashed With Britain First's Jayda Fransen At Far-Right Rally

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Professor Green Clashed With Britain First's Jayda Fransen At Far-Right Rally

Everyone loves Professor Green. A proper working class LAD from Hackney in London, the British rapper is now building a career making ace documentaries.

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Now in his latest documentary Working Class White Men, Pro Green's diving in at the deep end as cameras caught him clashing with protesters from the far-right extremist organisation Britain First.

In the documentary shown on Channel 4, the 34-year-old was filmed trying to chat with far-right members at a rally in Rochdale, including Britain First's deputy leader Jayda Fransen.

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Green - whose real name is Stephen Manderson - was shown asking Fransen whether the protest was inciting hatred after protesters shouted 'No surrender to the P**i scum' - referring to Britain's Pakistani population.

"The country has not been very kind to you and that's not the fault of anyone Muslim or foreign person," Green said. "It's a class problem. It's not a race problem."

Credit: Channel 4/Working Class White Men
Credit: Channel 4/Working Class White Men

In a tense scene of the documentary, Fransen - who was convicted of religiously aggravated harassment in 2016 - was shown telling Green Britain First's reasons for staging the protest.

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She defended the UK as a historically 'Christian' country and pointed out crimes committed by British Pakistanis such as the child sex abuse scandals in the towns of Rochdale and Rotherham.

"It makes sense to us to say don't build a mosque on every corner of our Christian country," Fransen told Green. "I am here because I want these Pakistani Muslims to get their filthy hands off of our kids."

The footage shows Green challenging the phrases used by the protesters and quickly being heckled in return.

One protestor even shouted at Green: "Have your kids been raped? What are you defending it for then?"

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"I would never defend a rapist," Green replied. "I am white working class. I haven't come here to call names, so don't tell me what I am."

Credit: Channel 4/Working Class White Men
Credit: Channel 4/Working Class White Men

Green is definitely true to his word, as he grew up in poverty in Hackney, East London. According to The Sun, Green's mum was only 16 when he was born, leading him to be raised mainly by his grandmother and great-grandmother.

His life has improved quite a bit since though - he is now estimated to be worth £3m ($4m) and had a three-year marriage with Made in Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh between 2013 and 2016.

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In recent years he's been focusing on his documentaries, though, and last night was only the first part of a two-part series.

Whatever Pro Green finds in the second part of White Working Class Men, no doubt he won't shy away from the issues.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4/White Working Class Men

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Documentary, Channel 4

Chris Ogden
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