POLICE are preparing for civil disobedience in the City of London today if Tommy Robinson’s hearing goes the wrong way.
The Old Bill told pubs around the Old Bailey – where Tommy will be tried, to stay shut and they anticipate “protests and violence” during a hearing for rightwing activist Tommy Robinson.
City of London police told The Guardian: “We have been going around speaking to local businesses around the Old Bailey to make them aware that this is happening and this will impact their business.”
Liam Dugglevy, assistant manager at a pub across the street from the court told added “We had a warning from our licensing guys which basically advised us to get rid of all removable furniture and glassware,” he said.
Sources have told Politicalite that around 1,000 protesters are “Expected” to gather outside the Old Bailey in support of Tommy.
Robinson was released from prison and has been on bail since August 1st after the court of appeal revoked his original thirteen-month sentence for reporting outside the trial of a Muslim grooming gang in Leeds, Yorkshire.
Tommy will now face a re-run of the original trial, which was held in May – in secret, under a media ban, which the British media willingly participated in – and failed to report on an important turn in Britain’s national story.