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A SUPPORTER of fascist “Tommy Robinson” was caught on video spouting racial abuse at fellow train passengers after taking part in Sunday’s “Brexit betrayal” far-right demonstration in London.
The middle-aged man, part of a large group, was filmed shouting: “I’m with Tommy Robinson” on the Leeds-bound service on Sunday evening.
A female passenger who got off at Bedford reported racist abuse, citing words such as “nigger” and “black cunt” being used. Police said yesterday that they are investigating the incident.
Two other men, both from Kettering, Northamptonshire, were arrested after police were called to reports of a “large disturbance” on the train. A 54-year-old man was held on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly and another aged 50 was arrested on suspicion of common assault.
Mr “Robinson,” real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, sought to distance himself from the incident. The English Defence League founder, who is now an adviser to Ukip, ludicrously claimed that “many of the people I love are black.”
Campaigner Weyman Bennett of Stand Up To Racism and Unite Against Fascism told the Star: “I think this is a reflection of the type of Great Britain we have with the likes of Tommy Robinson and Gerard Batten at Ukip.
“They are seeking to racially divide the working class and we can only stop them if we have a united movement that seeks to stop the little Hitlers. This is the most urgent task that faces us.”
As reported in Monday’s Star, Mr Robinson’s “Brexit betrayal” rally was vastly outnumbered by an anti-racism counterprotest.
Mr Robinson is a convicted criminal whose record includes trying to enter the United States on a false passport, assault, for which he was jailed, attacking a police officer, football hooliganism and mortgage fraud.
His appointment as an adviser to Ukip leader Mr Batten on rape gangs and prisons symbolises the party’s lurch to the far right and has triggered an exodus of members, including at least three MEPs and former leader Nigel Farage.
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