These Trump supporters built a gallows and tried to arrest London’s mayor. People laughed at them.
By Avi Selk January 13 at 4:29 PM
Trump supporters disrupt speech by London Mayor Sadiq Khan
U.K. Trump supporters heckle London's Mayor during a speech at the Fabian Society. (Reuters)
An anti-Islamic nationalist wheeled a homemade gallows into central London, led a group of men into a conference hall and attempted to “arrest” the city’s first Muslim mayor as he gave a speech Saturday.
The group failed, and was eventually escorted out by the same police officers they had asked to apprehend Mayor Sadiq Khan. They still managed to delay the speech for 15 minutes as they accused Khan of treachery, tyranny and disrespecting President Trump.
Trump — who sought to ban Muslims from U.S. shores during his campaign, and called Khan “pathetic” after a terrorist attack in London last year — earlier this week abruptly canceled plans to visit the city. Khan was one of many Britons who welcomed the news, claiming Trump had been scared off by threats of mass protests.
The mayor was scheduled to give a speech at a left-leaning think tank, the Fabian Society, on Saturday. In a tweet, Khan said the speech was “about how we cannot allow a populist, anti-feminist narrative to take hold in Britain.”
But as Khan prepared to give his address, a man named Davey Russell and about a half-dozen others towed a wooden frame with a noose onto a street outside the auditorium. They had decorated it with the emblem of a white dragon, and written on the top: “TAKE BACK CONTROL.”
Russell told reporters outside the conference that his group was called the Pendragons. But an ITV reporter, among others, identified him as a leading member of the English Defense League, a well-known far-right organization. Russell also is host of an anti-Islamic radio show, which Kent Online reported was raided by police several years ago.
On Saturday, Russell told reporters that he believed he had the law on his side. He accused Khan of cooperating with terrorists and placing himself above the law, and said the mayor had no right to criticize Trump.
“He should keep his nose out of state affairs and look out for what’s going on in London,” Russell said.
Carrying a piece of paper on which he had outlined the mayor’s alleged crimes, Russell walked with his Pendragons to the front of the auditorium and began to live-stream.
Khan took the microphone and managed to say, “Thank you,” before a man in a trench coat approached the table and interrupted his speech.
(Warning: The video above contains foul language.)
“Ladies and gentlemen, we are here today to make a peaceful, nonviolent citizen’s arrest of those named,” the man said. He named Khan and Parliament member Kate Green, who was chairing the event, and two other speakers.
Khan took a drink of water, sat down and looked at the men. He said nothing.
“Could I ask security to lead the gentlemen out, please?” Green said.
A guard walked over to Russell, who seemed to have been expecting a challenge.
“We are under common law jurisdiction!” Russell cried. “If you touch us, you will be done for common assault. We’re not leaving.”
But the guard persisted, and soon Russell was arguing. “I paid for a ticket! Do not touch me,” he said. “We have paid for a ticket. . . . Okay, so we want the money back for the ticket then. We cannot be reimbursed for the ticket. We cannot be reimbursed!”
He said he had called the police before crashing the speech, and promised they would soon arrive to arrest the mayor. It would just be a few minutes.
“Please don’t panic, anybody,” Russell said.
The audience started to slow clap.
Video is at the link
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