A handful of Tommy Robinson supporters gathered in Glasgow on Sunday, to demand his release from prison and to voice their discontent with what they perceive as the increasing «Islamisation» of the Scottish city.
«I feel very passionately about what is happening in Britain at the moment. The lack of freedom of speech, the pandering to the left, pandering to Islam. The Islamisation, I've seen... Еще here in Glasgow already, the Islamisation it's happening in this city.» said Scott Edwards, the protest organiser.
«We need change and I think with Boris Johnson coming in, if President Trump's given him a thumbs up, that's good enough for me.» he added, welcoming the selection of Boris Johnson as next Prime Minister of the UK.
Former English Defence League (EDL) leader, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was found guilty last week of interfering with the trial of a sexual grooming gang at Leeds Crown Court in May 2018. The Old Bailey ruled that his Facebook Live video of defendants had breached reporting restrictions and jeopardised the trial.
He was originally jailed for 13 months on the day of the Facebook broadcast, but was released two months into his sentence after winning his appeal. The case was then referred to the Attorney General Geoffrey Cox who opted to bring fresh proceedings against him, which resulted in Robinson's conviction for a further nine months.