Ex-member of neo-nazi terror group “looking forward” to it
On 3 August supporters of anti-Muslim activist Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (aka “Tommy Robinson”) will descend outside London’s Oxford Circus station at midday to protest his recent jailing which is due to last till late September. The demo is due to start at 1pm and appears to be headed up by Lennon supporter and attempted kidnapper Daniel Thomas AKA ‘Danny Tommo’.
Jake Bewick, exposed by HOPE not hate in 2018 as a former member of proscribed neo-nazi terror group National Action, announced on his Telegram channel that he is “looking forward” to the demo. Bewick had also been a member of Generation Identity, the Europe-wide racial separatist youth movement whose French and Austrian activists received donations from the Christchurch murderer.
Richard Inman of Veterans Against Terrorism has also announced he will be attending the demo, having previously spoken alongside Lennon, including in a March rally which saw him blast ‘traitor’ politicians and invoke the beheading of King Charles I in reference to Brexit proceedings.
Nothing to spin
Lennon was found guilty of contempt of court on 5 July and sentenced on 11 July, receiving nine months in prison. After deduction for time already served, the sentence came to 19 weeks, of which he is serving half before he will be released.
In a letter to supporters sent on 2 August he revealed he is considering an appeal of his conviction and a subsequent bail application, for which his news site is appealing to supporters for donations for.
Lennon is housed in a “suite” within Belmarsh prison that provides him with his own exercise bike and exercise yard. He also receives daily visits from the prison governor and a nurse. Unhelpfully for many of his supporters who wish to constantly paint Lennon’s legal woes as dire, the improved conditions from his previous jail-time in this instance leave them with less to talk about.
Even key Lennon supporter Ezra Levant, who runs the far-right Canadian YouTube channel Rebel Media and has travelled to visit the activist recently, appeared in a video to come away from his visit unable to spin the situation as being bad for Lennon. (Levant, in typical Rebel Media fashion, still used the opportunity to fundraise for further visits.)