Articles about the arrest and subsequent imprisonment of independent journalist and activist Tommy Robinson are being rapidly scrubbed from the internet after the British government put restrictions in place banning any reporting on the matter.
Robinson, 35, was arrested on Friday for suspicion of ‘breaching the peace’ while livestreaming to report on the trial of a child grooming gang. He will now have to serve a prior 13 month suspended sentence for a similar offense.
Articles from the Daily Record, Birmingham Live, The Mirror, RT and even Breitbart News were all taken offline in the hours following his detention.
The leaked gag-order to the press states that it “appears to be necessary for avoiding a substantial risk of prejudice to the administration of justice in these proceedings.” The order prohibits “any report of these proceedings.”
Author and journalist Mike Cernovich and independent researcher and journalist Nick Monroe kept tabs on the disappearing articles.
Monroe has also been archiving the deleted stories.
UPDATE: Breitbart forced to take down story about Tommy Robinson's arrest.
According to UK independent reporter Caolan Robertson, Robinson was arrested outside the Leeds Crown Court on Friday morning as he was covering the trial of ten men for offenses including child rape, trafficking, and supply of Class A drugs to children.
Robinson was on video telling the arresting officers that “this is free speech. This is where we’re at.”
“You know when you do this, more people are going to watch this now than ever,” he adds.
Robinson is heavily focused on Islamic extremism and has had several run-ins with law enforcement over his live streaming. His suspended sentence stems from an arrest last year for contempt of court after trying to film Muslims who had been accused of pedophilia outside a court in Canterbury.
The trial he was attempting to cover was that of Tamin Rahani, 37, Shershah Muslimyar, 20, Rafiullah Hamidy, 24, and an unnamed teenager who are all charged with three counts of raping a teenager.
It is now safe to say that the UK has become a police state. The treatment of both Robinson and the media that wishes to cover his arrest highlight the great importance of the First Amendment here in the US.
Tommy Robinson, co-founder of the English Defense League (EDL), was arrested outside the Leeds Crown Court located at 1 Oxford Row in Leeds, UK on Friday.
He was standing quietly outside the public courthouse engaging in video broadcasting via cellphone through the Internet site Facebook about a child grooming sexual predator trial. Despite not uttering a word, he was accosted by three British police officers, shown below, and told he was being arrested on "suspicion of breaching the peace" and Incitement."
Here are the police officers who perpetrated this repression (Click on any image to enlarge)
Robinson live-streamed ‘reports’ from outside Leeds Crown Court for about an hour Friday morning. He showed men entering the court via Facebook video until he was approached by officers telling him to stop.
In a separate video, the far-right activist is filmed being led away by police, arresting him for an alleged breach of the peace and incitement. He’s heard asking one of his supporters: ‘Can you get me a solicitor?
‘This is ridiculous, I haven’t said a word. I’ve done nothing.’ He’s then filmed by another bystander asking the police officers if he’s being arrested on ‘contempt of court’.
Before he’s bundled into the police van, he says: ‘Someone laid their hand and assaulted me outside court. ‘Other people have sworn at me and threatened me about my mother and here I am being arrested for saying nothing.’
Robinson is already under a suspended sentence over contempt of court at a gang rape trial in Canterbury last year.
People or newspapers can be in ‘contempt of court’ when they create a ‘substantial risk’ of prejudicing on ongoing court case. It is a criminal offence that can land people in jail.
In under ONE HOUR, Robinson had been arrested, tried and sentenced . . . 13 Months in jail.
That type of oppression was one of the reasons then-Colonists in America gunned-down British troops, pulled British Governors out of their homes and Lynched them from trees, and beat British Magistrates to death or burned down their houses, and ultimately overthrew King George III by force, back around the year 1776.
Clearly, the British government has forgotten those lessons. Some in the UK say they are starting to feel as though the British government needs to be reminded.
It is truly a shame that once-great Britain has fallen under the hideous mental illness of political correctness. That nation is literally committing suicide by importing thousands of third-world savages who rape, rob, pillage, burn and kill . . . while useful idiots in the police assist this British suicide by arresting anyone who complains about the death of the country.
With mindless Drones like the police officers shown above, (who do as they're told rather than thinking for themselves) it seems to me England is truly on its deathbed.
This was a despicable display of politically-correct totalitarianism; where a citizen is arrested for merely taking video on a public street, (where there is no expectation of privacy) because some British government imbecile wants to conceal the crime wave sweeping Britain.
One wonders how such utterly stupid people ever get government jobs in the first place?