Video: The Failure of the Metropolitan Police in Walthamstow
Gates of Vienna 3 September 2012
The above photo — a screen shot from a video — shows English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson speaking to his supporters from the window of a police van in Walthamstow yesterday afternoon.
"But, Baron,” you say, "why was Tommy sitting in a police van? Why wasn’t he standing on the platform speaking to the crowd at the demo? Was he arrested? Did he break the law?”
Those are all good questions, and none of the answers reflect well on the Metropolitan Police or the British civil authorities.
Tommy Robinson, a leader of the supposedly ultra-violent EDL, was taken into police custody for his own safety, because the London police were unable to protect him or the other EDL leaders from people who were trying to kill them.
He was not arrested. He broke no laws. The leftists and the Muslims threw bricks and bottles at the EDL, but they weren’t arrested, either.
Funny about that.
The police were evidently short-handed, and found themselves unable to protect law-abiding native English citizens from the rampaging violence aimed in their direction by anarchists and Muslims. You’ll notice, however, that the Metropolitan Police had ample resources and staff to take photographs of the EDL demonstrators.
That’s right: they couldn’t protect peaceful citizens from being pelted with bricks and bottles, but they could take pictures of them with the most advanced photographic equipment — photos which will presumably be used against the "fascists” later when the opportunity arises to charge them with a "racially aggravated public order offence”.
That’s what policing has come to in Modern Multicultural Britain. As the British Freedom website says: "Freedom of Speech RIP”. (...)