Video: Tommy Robinson arrives in Burnley to swell of support

A couple of hundred people took to the streets of Burnley last night as Far Right activist Tommy Robinson arrived in the town.

Crowds gathered in the Cog Lane area and began to chant his name as Robinson arrived as part of his whistle stop tour of East Lancashire to drum up support for the European elections on Thursday.

Crowds gathered last night to listen to Tommy Robinson, who is due to stand in the European elections tomorrow, when he arrived in Burnley.

Crowds gathered last night to listen to Tommy Robinson, who is due to stand in the European elections tomorrow, when he arrived in Burnley.

He gave a speech on a makeshift stage to claps and cheers from the crowd who had gathered to see him.

Related: Video: Peaceful protest against far right activist Tommy Robinson held hours before his planned visit to Burnley

Earlier in the day the Green Party held a peaceful protest against the visit in Burnley town centre and campaigners, including representatives of Stand Up To Racism, were also in force last night with banners and placards.

Robinson is standing as an Independent MEP candidate in the North West England constituency.

Hundreds of people await the arrival of the controversial Far Right activist Tommy Robinson.

Hundreds of people await the arrival of the controversial Far Right activist Tommy Robinson.

After leaving Burnley he went over to lead a rally in Blackburn.

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