English Defence League supporters say they are going to hold a protest this afternoon (Wednesday August 7) outside Bedford Prison, where the organisation’s leader Stephen Lennon is being held.
He was arrested on Sunday for breaking bail conditions by attending a demo in London.
The EDL yesterday released a statement calling Mr Lennon, who also calls himself Tommy Robinson, ‘a patriot and a martyr’.
A message posted on their Facebook page today encourages members to demonstrate outside the prison to show their “disgust as what could be the final nail in the coffin for free speech”.
The protest is due to start at 4pm.
The Facebook message continues: “If you cant make it to the prison then flash demo your nearest town halls, police stations or wherever you see fit.
“We will not be stopping prisoners getting their visits. All non EDL welcome to attend as well as this affects us all.”