The Rebel has never had a gathering like Tommy Robinson’s march in Manchester yesterday: Thousands of people united against the hate that fuels terrorism.
Between 3,500 people and 5,000 people marched in the city where weeks ago Muslim terrorists blew up a pop concert.
Our peaceful march was a joint event with Gays Against Sharia. There were also black speakers, ex-Muslim speakers, and Mohan Singh, the Sikh leader.
Tommy and his team were in touch with police, telling them our plans, including our estimates for turn-out: At least 2,000 people, perhaps as high as 5,000.
So in the morning, Tommy went for one last check with the police, and was shocked at what he found:
The police were only planning for 250 people.
And even more bizarrely, the police were literally stationing Antifa radicals along our march route, making our marchers pass through a gauntlet of abuse and perhaps violence.
Why would the police actually want an event to be violent?
Because the police want to discredit Tommy. They want his march to be rowdy, not peaceful.
So, for example, police used anti-riot tactics on our Rebel audience, even before the march started, by “kettling” them under a bridge.
It was the biggest thing in Manchester that day, but not a single British TV station or newspaper covered the speeches. That said, some news outlets tweeted about it, along with the mayor, and they got even the most basic facts wrong.
Even the police tweeted insults.
Now imagine this:
Ten more years of “Islamophobia” training for Canadian police; of unlimited Muslim migration building up voting blocks; of human rights commissions bullying the media; of political correctness at the CBC — and you’ve got exactly what we saw in Manchester.
If patriotic Europeans who just want to protect their way of life are told they are not full citizens anymore, I shudder to think about how that story ends...
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