Tommy Robinson was arrested while filming outside court
Tommy Robinson was arrested while filming outside court. The 35-year-old was at Leeds Crown Court on Friday morning and started a live feed on his Facebook page.
Footage showed Mr Robinson being led to the back of a police van and he could be heard shouting to a friend: “Please, George, get me a solicitor, I’m on a suspended sentence, you see.”
The video, filmed on a smartphone, shows Mr Robinson – who was wearing a suit jacket – explain what is happening outside the court.
Another officer asked him to “turn off his live feed”.
Mr Robinson added: “I’m inciting people. How have I incited people? This is free speech; this is where we’re at. You’re not even allowed to.
He said: “I’m being arrested for a breach of the peace. You’ve all watched this. Can you get me a solicitor?”
A police officer told him: “Do I understand what I’ve just told you? You’ve been arrested on suspicion of causing a breach to the peace.”
“In fact, someone laid a hand on me and assaulted me outside court. Other people swore at me and threatened me about my mother and here I am being arrested for saying nothing.