Far-right demonstrators mass at the gates of Downing Street to demand EDL founder Tommy Robinson is released following his arrest for breaching the peace
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Hundreds of Tommy Robinson supporters flocked to Downing Street on Saturday to demand the release of the far-right leader.
Robinson, 35, was arrested on suspicion of breaching the peace on Friday after he was seen filming outside a court house.
It has caused a furious backlash among his supporters who stormed Whitehall on Saturday to stage a protest.
They waved ‘#FreeTommy’ and ‘Free the truth teller’ placards as others branded St George’s flags and banners with ‘Make Britain Great Again’ on them.
Some managed to mount the gates surrounding the Prime Minister’s home, but the Metropolitan Police told MailOnline there were no arrests made.
Robinson rose to prominence after founding the English Defence League in Luton, Bedfordshire in 2009.
He resigned from the party in 2013 but has continued his far-right activism ever since.
Traffic was stopped from entering Whitehall on Saturday afternoon as hundreds chanted for his release.
After supporters spoke through megaphones outside the No 10 gates, they marched down to Parliament Square.
Footage of Robinson’s arrest on Friday shows him saying ‘I’m being arrested for breach of the peace‘, while filming the incident himself.
He then says: ‘Can you get me a solicitor?’