Far-right protesters block bus driven by veiled woman in London

Protesters hold up placards and chant at a rally by supporters of far-right spokesman Tommy Robinson in Trafalgar Square in central London on July 14, 2018, following the jailing of Tommy Robinson for contempt of court. (AFP/Niklas Halle’n)
Updated 16 July 2018
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Far-right protesters block bus driven by veiled woman in London

  • The group, some of whom had been drinking alcohol, stopped the vehicle from passing Trafalgar Square
  • The driver was reportedly unfazed by the events, instead politely asking the demonstrators to move

DUBAI: Far-right protesters blocked a bus driven by a veiled woman in central London on Sunday, UK news website The Independent reported.
The demonstrators were demanding the release of the English Defense League’s (EDL) Tommy Robinson who has been jailed for contempt in court.
The group, some of whom had been drinking alcohol, stopped the vehicle from passing Trafalgar Square while pushing “Britain Loves Trump” posters onto the windscreen.
The driver was reportedly unfazed by the events, instead politely asking the demonstrators to move.
The EDL is a far-right anti-Islamic protest group that regularly holds demonstrations across the country.
When they would not clear the way, the driver remained at the wheel rolling her eyes until police cleared the area 30 minutes later, the report added.
The Metropolitan Police’s events team tweeted: “There is now a protest in the road at Trafalgar Square, and consequently there is currently no vehicle movement around the Square.”
Police arrested a total twelve people for public order offenses.


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