Ezra Levant is at the trial of Tommy Robinson vs. the Cambridgeshire Police.
It’s a case where Tommy is actually fighting back. He’s suing the police, claiming they harassed and abused him — and more importantly, claiming they harassed Tommy’s young children, when they were all out together as a family for a carnival and football day.
We are now in Courtroom 3 of the Peterborough County Court. The trial is Tommy Robinson v. Cambridgeshire Police. The matters in question are an unfortunate incident two years ago, when 20 cops threw Tommy and his family out of a restaurant, and frogmarched him out of town.— Ezra Levant 🍁 (@ezralevant) March 12, 2019
Tommy captured the exchange on his cell phone camera. And it’s brutal.
Tommy was out at a restaurant with his family — he was taking his kids out to watch soccer — or football as they call it in the UK. And then suddenly a bunch of police swarmed him, and his family, and told him to get out of the city or be arrested.
No reason. He was just at a restaurant. They were utter bullies. Police state style. And they came at him with his children there, on purpose — to traumatize them.
When Tommy reluctantly complied, the police then demanded that Tommy actually leave the city — and they frog-marched him to the train station.
You know that old saying — if a tree falls in the forest, and no-one’s there to here, did it make a sound? Well, if Tommy exposes the police as being political bullies, who are using their police badges and uniforms to run political errands for politicians who hate Tommy — well, that’s huge news. But if no-one is there to report on it accurately, did it even happen?
Ezra Levant is at the trial to make sure there is honest reporting on this monumental case. You can watch all of Ezra's reports on the trial below and follow his live tweeting from the courthouse on Twitter. And you can contribute to support the cost of bringing Ezra to London, by donating here.
Last minute flights and the cost of a cameraman, make Ezra expenses close to £3,000. If you can help offset Ezra's airfare and other expenses for this project, please do so — thank you.
March 15, 2019 - Ezra just returned from reporting on Tommy Robinson’s case, accusing Cambridgeshire police of harassment. Ezra comments on the trial and the judges ruling live on YouTube while taking viewer questions too.
March 14, 2019 - A Luton police officer testified today at Tommy Robinson's trial. Ezra reviews the interesting testimony.
March 14, 2019 - So far, much of the testimony at Tommy Robinson's trial against police harassment has been given by Cambridgeshire police officers, who serve the area where Tommy says the incident took place.
However, today we're expecting a constable from Luton to take the stand. This is important because Luton is Tommy's home town, so officers in that city may have a different take on what transpired that day...
March 13, 2019 - Ezra reports on testimony on Day 2 of Tommy Robinson's trial against police harassment. PLUS the judge has now told Ezra to stop live-tweeting from the courtroom, or even outside it!
March 12, 2019 - Ezra sums up the testimony on the first day of Tommy Robinson's case against the Cambridgeshire Police, for harassing him and his family.
March 12, 2019 - During a recess, Ezra reviews the testimony so far, in Tommy Robinson's case against Cambridgeshire Police for harassing him and his family.
March 12, 2019 - Just before court began this morning, Ezra spoke to Tommy Robinson and asked him to explain his case against the Cambridgeshire police, for harassment. Tommy pointed out that the only journalists who'd come to report on this case were Ezra, James Delingpole and the lads from Politicalite.com. Normally, when Tommy Robinson is the defendant and not the plaintiff, the situation is very different...
March 12, 2019 - Ezra reports from right outside the courthouse.
March 11, 2019 - Tommy Robinson asks for your support before his trial.
March 11, 2019 - Tommy Robinson is going back to court. This isn’t the contempt of court prosecution of Tommy — that’s not until March 22nd. This is Tommy going on the offence himself — suing the Cambridgeshire police for abusing his family.
June 22, 2017 - Tommy Robinson's initial video explaining his lawsuit.