Paul Weston was present at the English Defence League demonstration in Walthamstow last Saturday. Below is his report.
England’s New Totalitarian Police Force
by Paul Weston
Freedom of Assembly and Freedom of Speech died in Walthamstow on September 1st 2012. This was the date that Britain officially became a Police State.
After weeks of negotiation between the English Defence League and police liaison officers our democratic right to hold a peaceful outdoor meeting was trampled on by Britain’s ruling totalitarian class.
Whether this was due to police incompetence or politicised senior policemen taking their orders from David Cameron’s government is unclear, but the end result was the same — democracy died.
The EDL meeting had been arranged well in advance. Tommy Robinson, Kevin Carroll and Paul Weston were scheduled to speak. Hundreds of supporters from all around the country had made the sacrifice of time and money to travel to London to hear them.
But the British police had other ideas. An advance team from the EDL arrived early in the day and set up the speaking platform, generators and PA system. The three speakers also arrived early with a small security team of six men.
The total number at the speaking area was between twelve men and three women. The police then allowed a growing number of Muslims and UAF to assemble at a distance of only twenty feet from us.
As their numbers grew, so did their violence. When there were about 200-300 of them the violence began in earnest. Bottles, bricks, sticks and coins started coming down on us. The faces of the so-called Religion of Peace and their leftist Useful Idiots were contorted in hate and blood lust.
Then they charged the police lines. Our small contingent backed up against the railings and waited for the inevitable. No matter how well trained the security team was, there was little to be done against hundreds.
But the police line held, just. After the first attempt to lynch us had been temporarily held back, Kev Carroll asked the senior police officer present why this was violence was allowed; why nobody had been arrested and why all the cameras present were trained on us under a barrage of bottles and bricks rather than on the people actually throwing them.
The officer replied it was “unsafe” to arrest anybody in such a hostile environment! But the hostile environment was entirely of their own making in allowing such numbers of clearly violent people to get so close to us.
Meanwhile, the main EDL contingent, numbering between 400-500, had been kettled in a side street about 1,000 feet from us.
As the Islamic/leftist alliance tried to break through the police line again, we were told the situation had become uncontrollable and the meeting was cancelled. We were then escorted away from the stage and down to the main EDL contingent.
At this point the police officer in overall control informed the EDL ranks that the meeting was off, that they would be escorted back to the tube station or face immediate arrest. Rather than turning on the police this is exactly what the peaceful EDL boys did.
The three speakers plus the security team were escorted out of Walthamstow in the two vehicles they had arrived in, but not before the UAF photographed the number plates. The police refused to confiscate the film, despite knowing the security implications of addresses linked to the owners names.
The main EDL contingent were then kettled for several hours without water or toilets, including one pregnant woman who was clearly in physical distress but who was told in no uncertain terms that she was not going anywhere to throw up.
After several hours EVERYONE was then searched for “offensive weapons” and had their personal details noted by the police. Many were arrested and taken to various parts of London where they were then “de-arrested” and told to make their own way home.
This did not happen in Nazi Germany or Communist Russia. It happened here, in London, in England.
Our democratic right to Freedom of Assembly and Freedom of speech were removed from us.
The police allowed a small group of us to be attacked with potentially deadly bricks and bottles for over an hour.
The police didn’t arrest a single person carrying out these acts of violence.
The police kettled a peaceful group of EDL supporters for hours and withheld water and toilet facilities.
The police arrested many of them on false grounds and then “de-arrested” them after taking them to various parts of London.
Why was this done?
It seems pretty clear to me. Whilst Muslims and leftists can behave with criminal impunity, the EDL has come under serious attack from the State via the police. They will close us down by any means possible, no matter that in doing so they breach our democratic rights, Human Rights, and even more to the point acted ILLEGALLY. False imprisonment and a blatant disregard for upholding law and order in a politically biased manner are matters of great concern.
England has become a very unpleasant place. It is now a Police State. If you disagree with the prevailing opinion you can be attacked by those who disagree with you, and the only person arrested will be you.
This is an appalling situation. The London Metropolitan Police behaved not just in a shameful manner — they behaved in a real, totalitarian Police State manner. These are dangerous times. If peaceful protest against a serious and growing threat is removed from the people, then the people will eventually protest violently.
And if we do, we will be imprisoned. Which I think is the deliberate intention. David Cameron and his police enforcers have now officially declared war against their own people.
There will be many who read this who will say “so what, we disagree with you so we don’t care.” Well, you should care. When the State becomes totalitarian it does not stop there. Everybody suffers eventually.
If you believe in democracy and freedom you should start to demand answers as to why the police were allowed to behave in this fashion and EXACTLY WHO gave them the orders to do so.
Two final points.
First, the EDL leadership spent all night on their mobile phones trying to sort out transport.
Second, the EDL rallying cry is “No Surrender” and the whole point of the police behaviour in Walthamstow was to force you to surrender via intimidation and inconvenience.
Our future is threatened in a truly terrible way. Don’t let intimidation and inconvenience force you into defeat. Our immediate ancestors died for this country. We are entering the early stages of another confrontation and you must not allow our treacherous elites to intimidate you.
No Surrender really means No Surrender. They are not just words. We are not going away. We are not going to give in. We are not going to be defeated. WE ARE NOT GOING TO SURRENDER.
Paul Weston is Chairman of the British Freedom Party.