12 arrested during day of marches for Tommy Robinson and Donald Trump 2 years ago

12 arrested during day of marches for Tommy Robinson and Donald Trump

Violence broke out during a 'Free Tommy Robinson' march on Saturday

12 people have been arrested after thousands turned up in London to protest in favour of far right activist Tommy Robinson and US president Donald Trump.

Police said 11 men and one woman were arrested as officers tried to control the demonstration.

Union leader Steve Hadley, of the RMT, was reportedly assaulted.

2,000 - 3,000 marchers chanted "Free Tommy Robinson" and waved England flags.

One woman was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder, two men were arrested on suspicion of public order offences, one man was arrested on suspicion of fireworks offences and eight men were arrested on suspicion of assault at Storey's Gate, Westminster.


US President Donald Trump supporters pose for the camera as they mix with protesters at a rally by supporters of far-right spokesman Tommy Robinson in Trafalgar Square in central London on July 14, 2018, following the jailing of Tommy Robinson for contempt of court. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images) Donald Trump supporters fraternise with the 'Free Tommy' lot (Credit: Niklas Halle'n)

The Met Police had issued restrictions on both the 'Welcome Trump' and 'Free Tommy Robinson' processions to follow a strict route following "serious violence" at a march on June 9 that left five officers injured.

However pictures on Twitter showed the pro-Trump demonstration had deviated from their planned route. Counter-protestors were kept far apart, at Parliament Square.

Protesters hold up flags and chant at a rally by supporters of far-right spokesman Tommy Robinson in Trafalgar Square in central London on July 14, 2018, following the jailing of Tommy Robinson for contempt of court. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images) Scenes at Trafalgar Square, which was heavily policed (Credit: Niklas Halle'n)

On July 13, Friday just gone, 250,000 people marched through central London to protest Trump's arrival. There were six arrests.