Tommy Robinson is spotted in crowd at London pro-Israel demonstration

Tommy Robinson is spotted in crowd at London pro-Israel demonstration

May 23, 2021

Tommy Robinson is spotted in crowd at London pro-Israel demonstration a day after Palestine supporters waved Hitler and Nazi signs

  • Tommy Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was filmed at rally
  • English Defence League founder pictured waving Free Gaza from Hamas sign
  • Hundreds of pro-Israel demonstrators gathered outside embassy in Kensington
  • Police in attendance stopped pro-Palestine demonstrators goading protestors

English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson has been spotted at a pro-Israel demonstration in London this afternoon.

Footage from the demonstration in Kensington High Street shows Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, holding a Free Gaza from Hamas sign.

A second video shows 38-year-old Robinson, a prominent anti-Islamic activist, draped in an Israeli flag and laughing and joking with fellow demonstrators. 

Police officers were forced to step in after a small group of people chanting ‘free Palestine’ tried to enter the gathering of pro-Israel protesters.

The large crowd of hundreds waved large Israeli flags and banners and chanted loudly, while a number of speeches were made.

Placards bearing the messages ‘Free Gaza From Hamas’ and ‘Israel has the right to defend itself’ were held aloft as music was played loudly.

Pictured: Far right activist Tommy Robinson, also known as Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, has been pictured at a pro-Israel demonstration in Kensington High Street, London, this afternoon


Tommy Robinson holds a Free Gaza from Hamas sign while attending a demo in London

Pictured: Stephen Yaxley-Lennon is filmed draped in an Israeli flag and holding pro-Israel sign

However, a small group of men, many wearing masks and hoods, tried to enter the protest area chanting ‘free Palestine’.

They waved Palestinian flags and goaded members of the protest, before police officers took some of them away to nearby vans. 

The demonstration comes after a large pro-Palestine rally took place yesterday.

The rally attracted wide-spread criticism after protesters were pictured waving signs referring to Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust during protests against Israeli actions in the Middle East. 

Pro-Israeli demonstrators attend a protest following a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Kensington High Street, London, waving Israeli flags

The demonstration took place outside the Israeli embassy in London on Sunday afternoon

Police maintain a cordon as demonstrators rally in support of Israel outside the Israeli Embassy

This is the second consecutive week that protestors have flooded the streets of the capital

One man standing in Trafalgar Square yesterday held a Palestinian flag with a placard reading: ‘Stop doing what Hitler did to you’, while a poster held by a woman read, ‘Israel, the new Nazi state.’

Another sign in London referred to ‘Holocaust Part 2’ and another – referring to Israel’s Prime Minister – read ‘Netanyahu surpasses Hitler in barbarism’. 

Responding to the signs, Lord Mann, the government’s anti-Semitism tsar, told the Sunday Times: ‘The disgusting racist abuse against Jewish people on the streets of London requires an effective and strong response by all politicians and will be treated with contempt by all decent citizens.’

Meanwhile, the Campaign Against Antisemitism spoke of ‘yet another antisemitism-infested rally’ and said Jews had been threatened with ‘rape and murder’ in recent weeks.

People take part in a pro-Israel rally adjacent to the Israeli embassy in Kensington High Street

Pro-Israeli demonstrators attend a protest following a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators attempted to attend the pro-Israel demonstration in London

It came as Pro-Palestine activists burned Israeli flags outside the nation’s embassy in the capital, as London saw a consecutive weekends of anti-Israel protests. 

Tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in central London for a second weekend in a row as they called for an ‘urgent’ resolution to the Israeli-Palestine conflict.

Cars were smashed up by protesters, with pictures showing a traffic cone shoved through the rear window of one parked vehicle surrounded by activists waving Palestinian flags.

Loud chants of ‘Israel is a terrorist state’ could be heard as the activists weaved their way through the capital, setting off flares and blocking traffic in the process.

Meanwhile, last week four men were arrested after pro-Palestine demonstrators were filmed shouting anti-Semitic slurs while driving through London.

The convoy cruised through St John’s Wood in the capital shouting: ‘F*** the Jews… F*** all of them. F*** their mothers, f*** their daughters.’


MPs and campaigners have condemned pro-Palestine protesters for waving signs referring to Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust during protests against Israeli actions in the Middle East


One man standing in Trafalgar Square yesterday held a Palestinian flag with a placard reading, ‘Stop doing what Hitler did to you’, while another read ‘One Holocaust does not justify another’

In the Middle East fighting, Israel unleashed hundreds of air strikes against militant targets in Gaza, while Hamas and other militants fired more than 4,000 rockets towards Israel. Over 250 people have died – mostly Palestinians.

Gaza City’s busiest commercial area, Omar al-Mukhtar Street, was covered in debris, smashed cars and twisted metal after a 13-floor building in its centre was flattened in an Israeli air strike.

Merchandise was covered in soot and strewn inside smashed stores and on the pavement.

Municipal workers are removing broken glass and twisted metal from streets and pavements.

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