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Other Items That Caught Our Eye This Week - w/e 9 June

by The Participator – 10 Jun 2018


TOMMY ROBINSON PROTEST

Once again this Saturday 9th June, a protest occurred in central London against the imprisonment of Tommy Robinson, a number of people gave speeches to a crowd of thousands. The speakers included Geert Wilders (who has managed to overturn a ban on his speaking in the UK), Anne Marie Waters, Gerard Batten, Raheem Kassam, Janice Atkinson, Kevin Carroll and others. The speakers spoke on a platform close to the entrance to Downing Street. From Breitbart:

London: Massive Crowds Gather to Hear Geert Wilders Demand Tommy Robinson’s Release

Predictably the MSM either ignored the event, or else they tried to downplay the numbers who were there. Some tried to claim there were only hundreds at the event at first, but later they published this article for example at the Metro:

Tommy Robinson supporters hurl missiles at police as far-right rally turns violent

Quote:

Thousands of Tommy Robinson supporters have clashed with police this afternoon during a protest calling for the English Defence League founder to be freed.

Really? Were thousands of supporters really clashing with the police? There were indeed thousands of people there, as is evident from the images, and five police officers were injured (although their injuries were described as not serious), and five people were arrested, according to the Express:

Tommy Robinson march: Five police officers injured as London rally spirals out of control

Missiles included soft drink cans and some beer was poured on police officers. A sight-seeing bus was commandeered by some of the protestors, and some flares were set off. Speakers however made a point of praising the police rank and file and discouraging any disorder, and it seems as if the large crowd was well behaved on the whole. Red Pill Phil made a video at the event which gives a good idea of the size of the crowd:

ironically on this occasion bomb barriers actually help me to obtain amazing scenes

There is some video footage of clashes in these tweets (click on the links to go to the videos):

#FreeTommy protesters clash with police pic.twitter.com/i8OhRz5Cum

— Nick Monroe (@nickmon1112) June 9, 2018

More on #FreeTommy protesters clashing with police pic.twitter.com/SoNAx04ENy

— Nick Monroe (@nickmon1112) June 9, 2018

#FreeTommy the police are being chased from the streets (video via @VervimaMedia) pic.twitter.com/OeB6VJMZjb

— Nick Monroe (@nickmon1112) June 9, 2018

More from Vervima Media:

Tweets by VervimaMedia

In Newcastle, a similar protest was cancelled by the police, the reason they gave was that somebody called Ed Sheeran was apparently holding a concert somewhere, from Chronicle Live:

Newcastle ‘Free Tommy Robinson’ protest and counter protest cancelled over policing fears

Morrissey had defended Tommy Robinson earlier in the week, from the Daily Mail:

Bigmouth strikes AGAIN! Morrissey is blasted for defending jailed ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson just weeks after backlash for claiming ‘evil’ halal meat is approved of by ‘ISIS supporters’


TROOPING THE COLOUR

Not far away earlier on the same day, the Queen celebrated her 92nd birthday with the trooping of the colour. The contrast between the pomp and ceremony at the first event and the serious disquiet about the conduct of the establishment at the second event could not have been greater, but the British flag was flying at both events.

From the Guardian, news that a Sikh wearing a turban instead of the traditional bearskin hat was a part of the parade:

Sikh soldier becomes first to wear turban for trooping the colour


SKIRTS AS SCHOOL UNIFORM FOR BOYS

In another departure from tradition, boys at a school in Oxfordshire were told they could either wear trousers … or skirts, no shorts allowed, according to the Daily Mail:

Skirts are cool, boys are told: School bans shorts in summer in favour of ‘gender neutral’ uniform policy


ARMY INSTALLS GENDER NEUTRAL TOILETS

Colonel Kemp was not impressed when the British Army installed gender neutral toilets at their HQ. From the Daily Mail:

British Army HQ’s new gender-neutral toilets installed to promote equality in the military are blasted for ‘political correctness’


UK CRIME WAVE CONTINUES

Experiencing violent crime is all part and parcel of living in Sadiq Khan’s London. Another stabbing occurred in a street in broad daylight, the incident was captured on a smartphone by a resident, from the Metro:

Terrifying moment schoolgirl fights off two knifemen as boy, 16, lay bleeding in Streatham

Just one of ever so many similar such incidents that have happened in London this year.

Two celebrities were caught up in the UK crime wave recently. From the BBC, a story involving the comedian Michael McIntyre:

Michael McIntyre robbed by men on moped

The actor and activist Benedict Cumberbatch also had a tangle with muggers just over a week ago. From Reuters:

Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch saves cyclist from muggers in London

Is there a crime wave occurring in the UK? According to this article from the Express, it would seem so (especially in Sadiq Khan’s London):

LONDON CRIME WAVE: Woman critical in one of 60 moped gang attacks recorded EVERY DAY

The conviction rate for murders in the capital has declined from 9/10 to 2/3, the conviction rate for rape has also declined from 13% to 7%, according to the Guardian (article from last month):

Sharp fall in Met’s conviction rate for rape and murder


GRENFELL FIREFIGHTERS DENY RACISM ALLEGATIONS

From the Guardian:

Grenfell firefighters deny response was affected by racism

Quote:

“The inquiry may well be left in little doubt that these men and women acted with extraordinary courage that night, acted selflessly and at great risk to their own lives and did all they could to save lives,”


REMAINER TAKE OVER OF RIGHT WING PRESS CONTINUES

From Breitbart:

Left-liberal Press Celebrates Remainer Editor’s Daily Mail Takeover


SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP IN TROUBLE?

From the Daily Telegraph:

Donald Trump ‘tired of Theresa May’s school mistress tone’ and will not hold talks with her at G7

From the Express:

‘Germany vs the rest of Europe’ Trump tariffs to rupture EU with backlash against Merkel


MIGRANT CRISIS

A lorry driver was stabbed and “seriously injured” by migrants on the continent. From Breitbart:

Dunkirk: Lorry Driver Stabbed by Migrants Trying to Break into Britain


THE ANTI-“ISLAMOPHOBIA” CAMPAIGN … CONTINUED …

Accusations of Islamophobia continue to be leveled at the Conservative party.

From the BBC:

Tories have not tackled Islamophobia, Conservative Muslim Forum says

From the Independent:

Two Jewish groups back calls for inquiry into Tory Islamophobia allegations

Archbishop Cranmer speaks up on the Met police’s Islamophobia definition:

Met Police confirm that criticism of Islam constitutes ‘Islamophobia’


THE RISE OF ISLAM AND ISLAMOPHOBIA IN AUSTRALIA

From the Daily Mail:

Muslim population in Australia soars to 600,000 as religion becomes the nation’s second-biggest – a 77% jump in the past DECADE, according to Census

From The Conservative Comment, a viewpoint from Kirralie Smith:

Australian law superior to Sharia


ISLAMIC STATE PROPAGANDA ON TWITTER?

From PJ Media:

ISIS Group Claims More Than 10K Twitter Accounts Used for Propaganda in Past 16 Months


IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

From Breitbart:

EU Stands with Iran: Says Uranium Enrichment Plan No Breach of Nuclear Deal


MAYOR OF TOULON IN FRANCE CALLS FOR HELP

From Voice of Europe:

French mayor calls for help as police are losing control over the city


GERMANY MIGRANT CRIME

A study reveals shocking levels of migrant crime in Germany, from Voice of Europe:

More than 100 German citizens fall victim to migrant crimes every single day


ANTI-IMMIGRATION PARTY WINS IN SLOVENIA

Another headache for the open borders activists in Brussels? From the Guardian:

Slovenian nationalist party wins parliamentary election


AUSTRIA CLOSING DOWN 7 RADICAL MOSQUES

From Breitbart:

Populist Austria Shutting Down Seven Radical Mosques, Expelling Dozens of Foreign-Funded Imams

Erdogan responded, from France 24:

Erdogan denounces Austrian decision to close mosques

Quote:

“These measures taken by the Austrian prime minister are, I fear, leading the world towards a war between the cross and the crescent,” Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul.


Note - Please remember this is not intended to be a comprehensive news round up, these are just the items that particularly caught our eye this week, and (where indicated) they are not always about recent events.

Note - Please note that we are dependent on the veracity of news reports provided by other news sources. It is not our intention to knowingly quote “Fake News” (except where stated as satire), but we do sometimes quote the BBC when other sources are unavailable.

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