Tommy Robinson left speechless after having racism explained to him in resurfaced footage

Greg Evans
Thursday 11 June 2020 08:45
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The current discussion on racism in society has helped expose many, many decades of discrimination and injustice against BAME people, especially here in the UK.

For years we've seen politicians, members of the media and activists either promote racist rhetoric without any real repercussions or understanding of history.

One of the biggest perpetrators of this is the former leader of the English Defence League, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, better known as Tommy Robinson.

Despite still having a somewhat small presence online now, Robinson still continues to spread misguided information, most recently about the Black Lives Matter movement.

Well, he clearly hasn't learned from his past mistakes.

A recently reemerged clip from a 2013 BBC Three debate show called Free Speech shows Robinson being left literally speechless after the British rapper Akala explained the case of the black British army paratrooper Christopher Alder, who died in police custody in Hull in 1998 while officers mocked him and made monkey noises.

Akala explains to Robinson the circumstances surrounding Alder's death and poignantly asks him why Adler's story isn't more well known to which the far right activist has no response.

This moment resurfaced on Twitter on Wednesday with people revelling in Robinson being shut down by clear and concise facts.

You can watch the full segment in the video below.

More than 20 years on, there has still not been any justice or anyone held accountable for Adler's death. Speaking to BBC News in 2018 his sister Janet Adler said:

What happened to my brother is shocking and appalling. I wake up every day reliving everything. It's had a massive effect on my life but I'm not going away. I will fight this to the end.

Awful.

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