Hundreds of Tommy Robinson supporters flocked to Downing Street on Saturday to demand the release of the far-right leader.
Robinson, 35, was arrested on suspicion of breaching the peace on Friday after he was seen filming outside a court house.
It has caused a furious backlash among his supporters who stormed Whitehall on Saturday to stage a protest.
Hundreds of Tommy Robinson supporters (pictured) flocked to Downing Street on Saturday to demand his release after he was arrested on Friday
Far-right supporters waved ‘#FreeTommy’ and ‘Free the truth teller’ placards as others branded St George’s flags and banners with ‘Make Britain Great Again’ on them in Whitehall
Pictured: Robinson founded the English Defence League in Luton in 2009 and remains a far-right activist
They waved ‘#FreeTommy’ and ‘Free the truth teller’ placards as others branded St George’s flags and banners with ‘Make Britain Great Again’ on them.
Some managed to mount the gates surrounding the Prime Minister’s home, but the Metropolitan Police told MailOnline there were no arrests made.
Robinson rose to prominence after founding the English Defence League in Luton, Bedfordshire in 2009.
He resigned from the party in 2013 but has continued his far-right activism ever since.
Protesters called for the release of Tommy Robinson by waving St George’s flags outside the gates to Downing Street in central London
One supporter is pictured scaling the gates of Downing Street. Met Police said there were no arrests made during the protest
Another far-right activist is pictured climbing the gates that block off Downing Street
Traffic was stopped from entering Whitehall on Saturday afternoon as hundreds chanted for his release.
After supporters spoke through megaphones outside the No 10 gates, they marched down to Parliament Square.
Footage of Robinson’s arrest on Friday shows him saying ‘I’m being arrested for breach of the peace’, while filming the incident himself.
He then says: ‘Can you get me a solicitor?’
#FreeTommy signs were waved by protesters who called for the EDL founder’s release
Robinson, 35, was arrested on suspicion of breaching the peace on Friday and is being detained
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