20,000 People Come Out for Tommy Robinson at London’s Whitehall

20,000 People Come Out for Tommy Robinson at London’s Whitehall, by Joshua Winston.

The BBC never got there until the end of the day’s events, apparently, when a handful of incredibly drunken attendees decided to block off the traffic at Trafalgar Square. Riot vans surrounded them, drunken fans cheered them on, as the drunken protesters sometimes hurled bottles of beer and expletives at the police. These are the only British mainstream media pictures I’ve seen of the event. The headlines scream that some arrests were made and that five police officers had been injured, and that the white, racist, EDL had descended. Nothing could have been further from the truth.

That’s what the Australian ABC showed — just “white racist” yobs creating violence, because one of their leaders was arrested on a contempt charge. Literally no other information. Talk about lying by omission.

I’ve seen this type of thing before in London with the left and Antifa, where they’ve blocked off the traffic, have been given a dispersal notice from the police, gone over their time limit, and therefore the police have had to act in a unit to remove them. The same thing happened yesterday, with the exception being that Antifa are heralded by the press as being just and righteous, with any accompanying photographs portraying their violence as self-defense or else as being the only answer to a non-existent racism. …

An anecdote illustrates the effect of decades of the media’s lying by omission:

I noticed a young man in his 20s who was walking with his girl tear a Free Tommy placard down from the War Memorial. I walked behind him. He was clearly distressed, and his girlfriend was petting him on the shoulder as though he were a child and not a man. I drew close to pass him and listened as he explained to his girlfriend that Tommy Robinson is a “racist, neo-Nazi…” He didn’t get to finish. I turned to him and said, “Fascist, Nazi, politics of hate, xenophobe…Have I left anything out?” He didn’t quite know how to reply. I asked him to defend his racism slur against Tommy. He said, in a mild rage, “He formed the EDL.”

“The EDL were formed as a direct response to Islamic terrorism in the UK, especially in Tommy’s hometown of Luton,” I replied.

At this point, his face went red and livid, and he stopped and started shaking his head and his hands at me as he backed away from me as though I were a thing possessed. His girlfriend was doing her best to keep him from imploding, and I told him to make sure he knows what he’s talking about before he starts throwing slurs and accusations around at people he doesn’t know. He turned and stomped away, with his girlfriend rushing to keep up with him. He was unable to debate, as they usually are. Their emotions generally overwhelm them.