A group of Trump supporters calling themselves the White Pendragons interrupted a speech by London Mayor Sadiq Khan on gender equality at the Fabian Society and attempted to arrest him Saturday. RawStory:
During the nonviolent protest, one member announced, “Ladies and gentlemen, we’re here today to make a non-violent, peaceful citizen’s arrest.”
The arrest attempt comes after Khan shot back at Trump’s decision to not visit the country, with Khan tweeting the American president “got the message” that he was “not welcome” in London after the President cancelled his trip.
Following the removal of the protesters, Khan took a jab at Trump, telling his audience: “It is a pleasure to be here even though we were distracted by the actions of what some would call very stable geniuses.”
#Fab18 conference slightly delayed by Trump supporters who wouldn’t let Sadiq Kahn speak. The police had to intervene and remove the group of – in Kahn’s words – ‘very stable geniuses’ pic.twitter.com/d7sVx9Dc1j
— Mafalda Dâmaso (@DrMafaldaDms) January 13, 2018
The protesters claimed the Fabian Society was “subverting our English constitution,” with one quoting the Magna Carta.
Outside the hall, the ITV News reporter Paul Brand asked them several times for clarity about their objection to the society, but failed to get a clear response.
He said in a tweet that they claimed to be neither a racist, nor a far-right group. “But they told us Sadiq Khan has no right to be Mayor of London, referencing his religion.”
So it’s generalized anti-Muslim hysteria, which is what Trump preaches to his flock.