EDL members protest outside Bedford prison

Political activists have gathered outside HMP Bedford in a show of support to their leader who is currently remanded in the jail.

Around 30 members of the English Defence League (EDL) were stood near to the entrance of the prison in St Loyes Street with pictures of Tommy Robinson claiming his human rights are being breached.

Mr Robinson is currently on hunger strike in the prison after he allegedly broke his bail condition by attending a demonstration of the EDL in Tower Hamlets over the weekend.

One EDL supporter, Dave Hedges of Dunstable said: “Why shouldn’t he be able to speak? Tommy Robinson is being persecuted and we are all here to show our support to a great bloke.”

Bedfordshire News, 7 September 2011