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Tommy Robinson charged with criminal offence after arrest at antisemitism march

27 Nov 2023 2 minute read
Tommy Robinson is led away by police officers as people take part in a march against antisemitism in London. Photo Jordan Pettitt/PA Wire

Far-right figure Tommy Robinson has been charged with a criminal offence after allegedly refusing to leave a march against antisemitism at the weekend.

The Metropolitan Police said that the 40-year-old, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley Lennon, is accused of failing to comply with a direction to leave an area and will appear in court on January 22.

Robinson was arrested near the Royal Courts of Justice in London, from where the demonstration began on Sunday, after organisers said he would not be welcome at the event.


Police said on Monday: “A man has now been charged in connection with this incident.

“Stephen Lennon, of Bedfordshire, has been charged with failing to comply with a section 35 direction excluding a person from an area.

“He has been bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on January 22.”

Officers sprayed Robinson with synthetic pepper spray and handcuffed him as he was arrested at the event.

He uploaded a video of himself with partially closed eyes to social media after the confrontation.

Other footage of him arguing with police officers was also posted on his X account, with Robinson claiming to be present as a journalist at the march.

Following his release from custody, he claimed that bail conditions preventing him from entering London or taking part in protests were “a blatant abuse of my human rights”.

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Sarah Good
Sarah Good
7 months ago

“Waah waah waah my human rights” wailed Yaxley-Lemon completely oblivious to the fact that other people have human rights too – including the right to not be vilified harassed or threatened with violence by the fat fash stormtroopers of some privately educated posh twot, cosplaying as a working class geezer, hero of the permanently aggrieved “I went to the school of hard knocks” illiterati.

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Y Cymro
Y Cymro
7 months ago

I find it ironic seeing how those friends of Israel marching in support of a state that murdered close to 13,000 civilians in Gaza 8n the past embraced the likes of EDF Tommy Robinson to the point of inviting him to Israel and even took a picture of him holding a gun standing on an IDF tank on the border of Syria back in November 2016 now shy away from this ex-football thug. Served his usefulness I presume.

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7 months ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

Exactly, friends of Israel also has Rachel Riley l. She thinks no teens or young adult men held hostage by Israel should be freed, as they are apparently all Hamas fighters. Listen to the orthodox Jews and Jewish scholars, they don’t join with vile minds. They cherish life.

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