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article imageGermans to hold weekly 'Free Tommy Robinson' vigil for EDL leader

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By Richard Milnes
Nov 22, 2012 in World
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Berlin - A regular weekly vigil is now held every Thursday outside the British Embassy in Berlin in support of ‘political prisoner’ Tommy Robinson, leader of the English Defence League.
At the end of October, Digital Journal reported that a protest had taken place in Berlin in support of imprisoned EDL leader Tommy Robinson (real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon).
This has now become a weekly event. The fourth weekly vigil was held, as usual, outside the UK embassy in Berlin on 15 November.
Banners had the message ‘Free Tommy’. A protester read out the following message in English:
“We are here to hold a vigil for Tommy Robinson (a.k.a. Stephen Lennon).
“Who is Tommy? Tommy is the leader of the English Defence League. Tommy is a man who stands for peaceful co-existence and integration. He fights for democracy, peace and human rights. He stood up and called attention to the ravages of multiculturalism. Now he is in solitary confinement for speaking the truth.
“He was arrested on charges of using a false passport, but is being treated worse than any murderer or rapist.
“His fundamental human rights as a prisoner are being violated. The prison conditions can only remind one of the medieval Tower of London.
“It is our duty, the duty of each democrat and European to spread the news and speak up for Tommy in the streets. It can’t be tolerated that in 2012, defending democracy, telling the truth and fighting for human rights makes you a political prisoner. For this reason we will hold a vigil every Thursday, here at five thirty until Tommy is free.”
Tommy Robinson will celebrate his 30th birthday and Christmas behind bars. He is currently remanded in custody at Wandsworth Prison until 7 January 2013 when he will appear at Southwark Crown Court.
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