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Hundreds protest over Tommy Robinson arrest in Leeds

Hundreds of supporters for Tommy Robinson appeared outside Leeds today, yet it wasn’t covered by the major broadcasting companies; sparking cause of concern for many.

The march was arranged on social media to meet outside Leeds Crown Court around 3pm to show solidarity with the founder of the English Defence League Tommy Robinson.

The self-proclaimed Journalist, real name Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon, was jailed at the court on Friday, May 25 after pleading guilty to contempt of court.

Tommy was sentenced to a 13 month imprisoned after the judge ruled that he may have caused the trial he was reporting on to collapse, while he streamed his protest outside the court on a live Facebook watched by thousands of people.

Dozens of his supporters agreed to ‘stand up for Tommy’ and ‘make a stand for our country and our right to freedom of speech’ on a Facebook event called #freetommy.

A number of demonstrations across the country have been planned, including one on Saturday, June 9 when thousands of supporters are expected to head to Whitehall.