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Coronavirus London: Tommy Robinson arrested at anti-lockdown protest

Moment Tommy Robinson is arrested for breaching coronavirus restrictions at London protest as he shouts ‘I haven’t done anything wrong, you’re breaking my f***ing arm’

  • Footage shows the EDL founder, 37,  being detained by police following a protest 
  • Police officers all wearing face coverings lead him towards a van in handcuffs 
  • Supporters suggest the initial gathering was in support for activist Hatun Tash 

Tommy Robinson appears to have been arrested on suspicion of breaching coronavirus regulations at a protest in London. 

Footage shows the English Defence League founder, 37, being detailed by police following an event in Hyde Park today. 

The far-right activist can be heard telling officers: ‘You’re breaking my f***ing arm,’ as he is handcuffed. 

Footage shows Tommy Robinson, 37, being detailed by police following an event in Hyde Park today

Various police officers, all wearing protective masks, lead Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, away towards a van

Various police officers, all wearing protective masks, lead Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, away towards a van

Various police officers, all wearing protective masks, lead Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, away towards a van. 

He can be heard protesting his innocence saying: ‘I haven’t done anything.’ 

He continued telling officers that they have ‘nothing on’ him and that he ‘wasn’t resisting’ arrest.  

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: ‘Officers were policing an assembly at speakers corner, Hyde Park on Sunday, 1 November.

‘At 14:44hrs a man aged in his 30’s was arrested under the coronavirus regulations for holding or being involved in the holding of the event.

The far-right activist can be heard telling officers: 'You're breaking my f***ing arm,' as he is handcuffed

The far-right activist can be heard telling officers: ‘You’re breaking my f***ing arm,’ as he is handcuffed

‘He has been taken to police custody.’ 

Supporters suggested the initial gathering was about showing support for another activist, Hatun Tash.

She claims to have been attacked at Speaker’s Corner after showing an image of the prophet Muhammad, an act considered deeply offensive to Muslims.

Current tier 2 Covid-19 rules in London are in place, meaning that no more than six people can socialise outside, including in public parks.  

He appears to have been arrested on suspicion of breaching coronavirus regulations at a protest in London

He appears to have been arrested on suspicion of breaching coronavirus regulations at a protest in London

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