Tommy Robinson and 53 EDL supporters held after Police Motorway Sting
From EDL News: 20 October 2012
Fifty three members of English Defence League members were arrested on the M1 this afternoon whilst allegedly travelling to target a mosque in London.
Members were said to have gathered in a pub in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, before boarding a furniture removal van. Police in riot vans pulled the van over after laying in wait for them on the motorway.
The plan was to use the TUC demonstration in London as a cover knowing the Met police would be stretched the maximum.
It is alleged that the hired vehicles were to be used as a Trojan horses in order to get large amount of fascists near to their targets quickly and efficiently.
This stunt is thought to have been carried out to boost Tommy Robinson's profile after a series of disastrous demonstrations, most noticeably in Walthamstow, east London where they were escorted out of the area for their own safety whilst Tommy, Kev and Paul Weston disappeared back to Luton, leaving the 200 or so that has turned up mass arrested for hours and stranded in the Capital.
Earlier in the week Tommy had been bragging about his 'boys day out' on Twitter.
The information was passed to us by a member of the British Freedom Party who had thought this action was going too far for her liking.
Other members of both organisations were also concerned that the action had gone too far from their mission statements when this was posted on a Facebook Group this afternoon.