5 held at London far-right protest

AFPLONDON (AFP-Jiji) — Police arrested five people on Saturday after clashes broke out during a demonstration by hundreds of people against the jailing of a former far-right leader for contempt of court.

Dutch anti-Muslim politician Geert Wilders was among those who spoke at the demonstration calling for the release of former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson.

Robinson was jailed last month after he used social media to broadcast details of a trial that was subject to blanket reporting restrictions.

The protesters blocked off a major road near Trafalgar Square in central London, chanting “Free Tommy Robinson” and hurling smoke bombs at police.

They also took over an open-topped tourist sight-seeing bus, holding up British and Welsh flags and placards.Speech

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