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article imagePolice arrest EDL leader Tommy Robinson on Woolwich charity walk

By Richard Milnes     Jun 29, 2013 in World
London - The leader of the English Defence League Tommy Robinson has reportedly been arrested by the British police during his charity walk from Westminster to Woolwich, where he intended to lay flowers for Drummer Lee Rigby.
Sky News reports that Tommy Robinson was detained on suspicion of obstructing police as he tried to enter the London borough of Tower Hamlets on his way to Woolwich. Tommy’s cousin and EDL co-leader Kevin Carroll was also arrested.
Images of the arrest and of Kevin Carroll being attacked just beforehand by an unknown assailant can be seen on the photojournalism site Demotix.
It is now alleged that one of the attackers is a communist UAF agitator, known as Richard Purssell who runs the Cowley Club at 12 London Road in Brighton.
The ‘Walk of Honour’ had been intended to raise money for Amelia-Mae, a young girl fighting for her life against neuroblastoma.
The British police had threatened to arrest Tommy Robinson if his charity walk on Armed Forces Day goes past the East London Mosque in Tower Hamlets, in case he is attacked.
It appears to be an ongoing tactic of the police to arrest those who are at risk of being attacked, as they are easier to deal with than the attackers.
Digital Journal reported of a similar police tactic at the EDL’s peaceful Walthamstow demo in September 2012 when the British police caved in to a violent counter-protest organised by the far-left Islamo-marxist UAF and changed the agreed plans of the EDL demonstration.
Tommy Robinson explained in a YouTube video that he had received a letter from the police regarding the intended route of his charity walk from Westminster to Woolwich on Saturday, 29 June. He read out the letter from Scotland Yard:
Dear Mr Robinson,
Thank you for notifying the Metropolitan Police Force of your intention to carry out a sponsored walk from Westminster to Greenwich. We are keen to work with you to ensure your event goes as smoothly as possible and there are no untoward incidents. To that end we would suggest the route on the maps enclosed would enable you to achieve your objective.
“So basically, I want to get from A to B, which when you want to get from A to B you go A to B (he indicates a straight line). Now they want me to go A to B (he indicates a curved line).” Tommy adds.
In a meeting with me you stated that the walk you propose is not a protest, it is purely aimed at raising money for charity.
Over the years you have been forthright in your views on the Islamic faith. Some sections of society (Muslims) have found your views to be grossly offensive and have protested against both you personally and the English Defence League, which you lead.
Your views have on occasion provoked violent opposition. In light of recent events, it is my belief that your presence in Tower Hamlets and in particular the East London Mosque would prove to be provocative as to tend to result in violent opposition and a breach of the peace.
As you may be aware, I along with police officers are duty bound to preserve the Queen’s peace.
Indeed this is a duty, which sits with all citizens. I genuinely believe the route proposed by you or the very presence of you at the East London Mosque will provoke an immediate violent reaction.
To fulfil my duty to preserve the peace, I am requesting you not to enter the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on 29 June 2013.
Should you not comply with this request and circumstances develop as feared it may prove necessary for the steps to be taken to avoid disorder. This may include you becoming liable to arrest to prevent an imminent breach of the peace ‘Obstructing a police officer in the execution of their duties’…
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