Supporters of Tommy Robinson, including families with young children, were yesterday met by a violent group of protesters known as the Muslim Defence League. Robinson, who is standing as a candidate for the North West, was in Oldham to deliver a speech at a peaceful campaign event.
“Just like for the last three weeks, I’ve travelled the North West visiting different working-class estates,” Robinson said. “Each one of my events have been peaceful family events, where people have brought their children…”
The peaceful rally at Oldham quickly turned violent, however, when the Muslim mob, who were shouting “racist scum”, began hurling bricks and eggs at Robinson’s supporters.
Muslim extremists, some wearing masks, throw bricks at a Tommy Robinson campaign event. But look at this headline and read this story. The lying media imply it was Tommy’s people who were violent: https://t.co/w4V7YtN8GO pic.twitter.com/YvSx46QDpW
— Ezra Levant 🍁 (@ezralevant) May 18, 2019
Horrifying footage uploaded to social media shows Robinson assisting as terrified children are escorted from the violent protesters.
“Officer, where’s the police escort?” Robinson asked a policeman at the scene. “Do your window up and cover their faces in case bricks come through. Cover their faces,” Robinson warned as the van pulled away.
Footage from yesterday shows horrifying scenes of children being escorted away from the violent Muslim Defence League counter protestors at #TommyRobinson campaign event
Will the mainstream media report on this? pic.twitter.com/YT3joHDgv5
— Lucy Brown (@lucyfrown) May 19, 2019
According to TR.news, police escorted the masked counter-protesters to where Robinson had set up his makeshift stage to deliver his speech.
“Imagine if the English Defence League had marched their supporters to an event that had been organised by a Muslim candidate for, say the Labour Party, and Muslims with their families were gathered to listen to his or her speech,” TR.news said.
“Do you think the police would have escorted the English Defence League and stood by while they screamed ‘Muslim scum off our streets?’ Do you think they would have stood by twiddling their… thumbs while Muslims were being attacked?”