A large group of well-known right-wing political commentators, journalists and activists and politicians have shown their support for former English Defence League leader turned citizen journalist Tommy Robinson and his planned May 6th march to protest social media giant Twitter over free speech.
The video, which shows various right-wing personalities first with their mouths taped shut and then removing the tape, includes many who have been at the centre of the free speech debate in the United Kingdom in recent months.
Tommy Robinson, who is leading the May 6th protest, has been at the centre of the recent free speech movement for several months and was permanently banned from Twitter in late March after writing “Islam promotes killing people.”
Speaking to Breitbart London following his suspension, Robinson said, “The establishment wants to be able to say things about us without us being able to say things back, without being able to defend ourselves or explain our positions. This is how indoctrination works.”
Also featured in the short video is comedian YouTuber Mark Meechan, better known by his online name Count Dankula, who was recently found guilty of hate speech and fined £800 for a comedy video posted online in which he trained his girlfriend’s pug dog to give the Hitler salute.
Despite Meechan claiming that the video was a joke, a Scottish court claimed his intentions were anti-semitic in nature. Meechan’s girlfriend, who owns the dog, has gone on record stating Meechan has never made an anti-Semitic statement or shown any ill-feeling towards Jews.
Canadian journalist Lauren Southern appears in the video along with Identitarian leader Martin Sellner and author and political commentator Britanny Pettibone.
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Last month all three were detained by UK border forces, with Sellner planning to give a speech at Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park, Pettibone intending to interview Tommy Robinson and Southern wanting to simply enter the country.
Southern was held by border forces in Calais under the Terrorism Act and denied entry over a social experiment in which she and others handed out fliers calling Allah a “gay god,” after reading a Vice News article that questioned if Jesus Christ was homosexual.
Other individuals expressing their support for the Day for Freedom included Breitbart London editor in chief Raheem Kassam, For Britain Movement leader Anne Marie Waters, UKIP leader Gerard Batten, Canadian conservative media personality Gavin McInnes, YouTuber Carl Benjamin also known as Sargon of Akkad, as well as Canadian philosopher and YouTube personality Stefan Molyneux.
According to the website for the march, which is to take place May 6th at Whitehall in London, “We will gather on Whitehall, at the heart of our government and demand that our legislators, MPs, police forces and social media giants stop their war on freedom of expression.”
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