EDL members crash a book group because they thought Russell Brand would be there
A group of men chanting 'no surrender to the Taliban' invaded a club after a false tip-off
A group of North East English Defence League members overran a Newcastle book club set up to discuss Russell Brand’sRevolution because they thought that Brand himself would be there.
The group of men loudly chanted:
No surrender, no surrender, no surrender to the Taliban. Scum, scum, scum, scum. North East EDL, North East EDL, North East EDL
and refused to leave when the manager asked them to.
Later on in the video of the baffling gatecrashing incident, which was supplied to the Chronicle, the EDL members can be heard saying: "I think this has been incorrect information. It’s basically just a discussion about his book."
Another adds: "Yeah he’s not coming is he? He’d be in a bigger room than this."
EDL members were confused that Brand wasn't in attendance
The video shows dismayed punters, who had come to discuss Brand’s bestselling polemic, Revolution, sitting in uncomfortable silence as the EDL members loudly chant: "With St George in my heart, keep me English" as they wait for the multi-millionaire comedian, who did not show up.