On Sunday 06 May 2018 I was privileged to be part of the Day For Freedom march and demonstration in Whitehall (London) outside the entrance to Downing Street. Many thousands of people marched from Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park to the main event in Downing Street, in support of our rapidly dwindling rights to Freedom of Speech in this country.
From my vantage point just outside the gates of Downing Street I had a perfect view of not only the main stage where the speeches were given, I could assess with about 80% accuracy (according to scientific studies on the matter) the strength of support for our Freedom of Speech. It was surprisingly large, and many of the speakers at the event commented on it.
Crowd counting (estimating the number of people in a crowd) is an inexact science, depending on whether people are packed tightly together (as in a mosh pit) or more loosely packed (elbow to elbow, as in a demonstration or rally of this type) however one can come up with an estimate of numbers which is accurate to around 80% – that is, within a 20% margin of error.
People from all walks of life, and a wide variety of races and ethnicities were represented at the event, together with groups such as the Football Lads Alliance, MBGA (Make Britain Great Again), the DFLA, Anne-Marie Waters’ For Britain, and Veterans Against Terrorism. But for the most part, these were just ordinary people who were fed up with the progressive loss of our freedoms over the past few decades, and who wished to stand up with the rest of us and say “No More!”
Mainstream media reports of the event were few and far between, with only the London Evening Standard, the Metro and the Guardian deigning the event worthy of interest. (I am discounting reports that appeared in the so-called “men’s magazine” GQ, various Russian TV outlets, and Horse and Hound ) which reported that there were two horses on duty outside Horse Guard’s Parade just up the road (and very well turned out they were too.)
Now, working on an estimate of 4.5 square feet per person, loosely packed elbow to elbow, and taking into account that an area of approximately 150 feet wide by 800 feet that I could see from my vantage position (120,000 square feet, the area of Whitehall in front of the stage that I estimate was packed with people for the duration of the event, it might have been more) then there would have been around 25,000 / 30,000 people present. (Some people have estimated that it could have been significantly more than that, but as I have said, crowd counting is not an exact science. It certainly wasn’t any less, irrespective of what the London Evening Standard, the Metro and The Guardian might have had to say about it.)
All this when the London football teams Arsenal and Chelsea were playing at home to Liverpool and Burnley, and other football matches were taking place up and down the country – otherwise I am sure that a large percentage of the football-supporting population of the country would have turned out and the numbers would have been at least twice as many as they were in the event.
Most of the mainstream media deliberately under-reported the size of the crowd, no doubt due to discourage other law-abiding people from thinking that this was an event of any significance.
The event was very professionally handled – the unwashed lefties of Hope Not Soap and so-called “anti-fascists” (by which I mean “Antifa” supporters, who ironically are the very epitome of fascism and intolerance) were kept at a safe distance by the police, and a high quality of audio was delivered by the PA sound system organised by Tommy Robinson (although this didn’t necessarily translate into high quality audio everywhere on the Internet.)
Liam Tuffs and VAT – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCp07qxVinQ
Milo Yiannopoulos – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B0X0ScrqXM
Sargon of Akkad – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY2N-FU7e2U
Count Dankula – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-v8sN5cS0s
Lauren Southern – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFiMRdZEVLk
Tommy Robinson – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_tEppOqwF4
Anne-Marie Waters – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSaSRpriK-4
Full Event – 2:10:28 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NjdRSwrgQ4
There may well be other high quality audio recordings out there – I leave it to the ingenuity of my readers to search them out. It will be time well spent, as every single speaker had something moving, positive and passionate to deliver at the event. (If you can find them, please forward any good quality audio / video transcripts to me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can disseminate and publish them on my website.)
I recommend that you listen to the speeches in their entirety – they were all delivered with a passion and an intensity that I have never encountered during all my years of attending counter-jihad / freedom of speech events.
My thoughts at the end of the day were – Maybe this IS a pivotal moment. Maybe we really DO have the ability – through large and ever-increasing numbers of patriots prepared to turn out en masse and to put their heads above the parapet – to deliver change. As much as I and many others would prefer peaceful change at the ballot box, it is becoming increasingly likely that this problem is NOT going to be solved by votes at the ballot box in the time we have available, and it is never going to go away of its own accord. Muslim demographics are increasing and will continue to increase – with all of the the accompanying problems that wreak havoc in our societies – unless firm and draconian measures are taken to deal with it – RIGHT NOW.
I particularly enjoyed Milo Yiannopoulos’ speech (Milo was banned from giving a presentation at his old school in England in 2016.) Other speakers included Anne-Marie Waters, Gavin McInnes, Gerard Batten (the leader of UKIP) Sargon of Akkad, Marcus Meechan (Count Dankula) and of course Tommy Robinson, who was on the verge of tears as he described the racist murder of three young men (Josh Kennedy, George Wilkinson and Harry Rice) covered up by the police, the Government and the mainstream media.
Why the cover-up? Because the police, the Government and the mainstream media did not want the fact that they were murdered by a Muslim – who brutally and callously mowed them down with his car because of who they were (non-Muslims) and not because of anything they might have done – the “powers that be” did not want this fact to become public knowledge.
Why protest for Freedom of Speech, you may ask? This event was absolutely necessary, given the clear and present dangers that we face as a result of the increasing Islamisation of our country. This event was necessary, not just simply because a number of prominent and vociferous “right-wing” conservative personalities had their Twitter and Facebook accounts suspended, but because Freedom of Speech is under attack everywhere in the West as Islam insinuates its tentacles into every aspect of our society.
This is not just “radical” or “fundamentalist” or “extremist” Islam – this is mainstream Islam, red in tooth and claw, and together with the twin evils of political correctness and multiculturalism, if they are left to their own devices they will endeavour use our tolerant, open democracy to criminalise any criticism of Islam, thereby removing our ability to effectively fight against Jihad and those who would impose barbaric Sharia laws upon us.
The supporters of this event were predictably labelled “racist”, “far-right” and “Islamophobic” by the mainstream media – terms which have no meaning when they are analysed critically and dispassionately – 1) Islam is not a race, 2) everything looks “far-right” when you are on the far-left, and 3) to quote Bare Naked Islam – there is no such thing as Islamophobia – it isn’t a phobia when they (radical Muslims) REALLY ARE trying to kill you.
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