EXCLUSIVE: How The Police Tried To Keep Me Away From The Trump/Tommy Rallies Yesterday
Yesterday was due to be a great day – I was heading to London nice and early ready to give a speech at the ‘Welcome Trump’ rally outside the US Embassy before heading off to Whitehall to join the ‘Free Tommy’ rally at 3pm.
However, not to my surprise, the police found a way to totally ruin my plans – as I’ve no doubt they did to countless other peaceful protestors.
Upon leaving Vauxhall station with my dad – who’d kindly driven me to London (thanks dad!), we were stopped by a police officer who had presumably seen my UKIP badge. The officer, although very friendly and affable as an individual, passed on an extremely sinister message from his bosses high up in the Met.
We were told, in no uncertain terms, that if we walked towards the US Embassy – where the Welcome Trump rally was due to take place – in groups of more than two then we would be liable to be arrested under the Public Order Act.
The officer continued to claim that no gathering outside the Embassy had been authorised, despite organisers being told the rally was to go ahead. He added that he was “all for” freedom of speech but that it was his job to ensure people were kept safe.
We were handed a sheet of paper which explained the conditions of the Section 12 of the Public Order Act including where we were allowed to gather and march.
BREAKING: Trump rally has been banned. Police handing out these leaflets outside Vauxhall station.
Groups of more than 3 may be arrested for breaching section 12 of the public order act.
Yet thousands of anti-Trump protestors were allowed to march through London yesterday? ? pic.twitter.com/RMhS207b41
— Reece Coombes ?? (@ReeceUKIP) July 14, 2018
The only place permitted for gathering was Temple Place between 2-3pm, a location which no organisation had arranged to assemble at – neither for the pro-Trump rally nor for the pro-Tommy rally.
The handout explained that “any other march associated with Welcome Trump or Free Tommy Robinson will contravene the conditions” and therefore that attending the pro-Trump march which had been planned “may lead to arrest and prosecution”.
For a 16-year-old like myself who is just trying to peacefully demonstrate, this is a very frightening prospect.
By complete coincidence, within a few minutes, UKIP’s David Kurten, YouTuber Sargon of Akkad and a member of the UKIP press team all arrived and between us, we figured we could reach millions. We recorded a livestream on my Facebook page and a video on the UKIP Twitter page explaining the situation, arguing that, quite frankly, this was a disgraceful affront to freedom of speech.
The Police have slapped Section 12 of the Public Order Act on the pro-Trump rally at the US Embassy.
— UKIP (@UKIP) July 14, 2018
We decided that the best approach would be to, albeit reluctantly, follow the police order. We figured that our movement already had a political prisoner in Tommy Robinson and that we didn’t need any more. As such, we advised fellow patriots to head towards Temple Place where the police informed us the #FreeTommyRobinson protest was due to assemble.
However, when we went to the location that the police had told us the Tommy rally should be at, we discovered nobody was there. In fact, while on our way to the Tommy rally we spotted the pro-Trump rally that police had supposedly banned – there were thousands of people there! Of course, the police had stitched us up.
After spending a fair while trying to find the Tommy march on the route the police gave us, which we eventually concluded was non-existent, we headed to Whitehall where the rally was originally due to meet according to Tommy’s team. And, as expected, everything was going ahead as planned.
The police had fed us lies about both rallies in order to confuse us, waste our time and ultimately to stop us getting there. But it wasn’t just us; there were police all stations in the area and police monitoring every prominent path & road in the city, all giving out the same incorrect information to thousands of protestors across London.
This was not an accident. This was not a slip-up. This was a very deliberate and malicious attempt to weaken and ultimately make a mockery of our rallies.
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