Martin Coulter, Evening Standard, May 25, 2018
English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson claimed he was arrested for breach of the peace outside a courthouse in Leeds.
The right wing activist was streaming a Facebook live video outside Leeds Crown Court, where a grooming trial is reportedly underway, on Friday morning.
Robinson, real name Stephen Lennon, can be seen being led towards the back of a police van and searched in footage posted to his Facebook page.
He can be heard saying: “I’m being arrested? I am being arrested…I’m ‘causing a breach of peace’…I’m being arrested for breaching the peace.
“You’ve all watched this…Can someone get me a solicitor? What does that mean?
“This is free speech…look at this…this is where we’re at.”
Officers can be seen leading Mr Robinson into the back of a police van while reading him his rights.
West Yorkshire Police declined to comment.