TOMMY Robinson supporters have gathered outside the BBC as they protest against a Panorama probe into him.
Crowds of Robinson fans waved Union Flags as they waited for a demonstration to kick off outside the Beeb’s HQ in Media City, Salford.
Tommy Robinson supporters have gathered outside the BBC as they protest against a Panorama probe into him
A big screen has been erected on a car park in Media City where right-wing activist Robinson’s film Panodrama is expected to be shown.
The ex- English Defence League leader, real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, is holding the protest in response to BBC programme Panorama’s investigations into him.
About 300m away, anti-fascist demonstrators are holding a counter-protest with members of the crowds shouting “racist scum”.
Others were spotted holding placards with slogans including “Stand up to racism” and “Stop the fascist Tommy Robinson”.
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A number of police officers and vehicles were in the area and temporary metal barriers had been placed around all of the BBC buildings.
Several restaurants were closed.
The Media City branch of Prezzo had a sign on the door which said: “This restaurant is closed for the safety of our customers and staff due to high numbers being expected to the area.”
Robinson fans are staging a protest in MediaCity, Salford
Robinson is protesting by screening his documentary PanoDrama on a big screen
Anti-racism campaigners shouted ‘scum’ at the Robinson supporters
A woman in a veil takes part in the protest against Tommy Robinson
Police are on alert at the demonstration in Salford this afternoon
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