‘Yel­low vest’ pro­tester who called MP a Nazi is ar­rested

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - News - By Ben Ellery

THE leader of a far-Right mob who branded an anti-Brexit MP a ‘Nazi’ and a ‘traitor’ out­side Par­lia­ment was yes­ter­day ar­rested at a ‘yel­low vest’ protest.

James God­dard was de­tained on sus­pi­cion of a pub­lic or­der of­fence and hand­cuffed by of­fi­cers be­fore be­ing led away.

Scot­land Yard last night de­clined to say if the ar­rest was linked to an in­ci­dent on Mon­day when a group of men sur­rounded and be­rated Tory MP Anna Soubry as she walked to the Palace of West­min­ster af­ter a TV in­ter­view. Around 150 peo­ple wear­ing yel­low hiviz jack­ets, like those worn by sup­port­ers of the French protest move­ment, yes­ter­day marched through cen­tral Lon­don to de­mand that Brexit is en­acted.

When they reached Down­ing Street, an EU flag was burned by Max Ham­met Mil­lay, 21, who was also part of the group caught on cam­era abus­ing Ms Soubry on Mon­day.

In Trafal­gar Square, where po­lice had erected bar­ri­ers, scuf­fles broke out be­tween a group of pro-Brexit pro­test­ers and demon­stra­tors who were cam­paign­ing for an end to aus­ter­ity.

Daniel Thomas, an as­so­ciate of Tommy Robin­son, the con­tro­ver­sial far-Right ac­tivist now serv­ing as a po­lit­i­cal ad­viser to Ukip, was seen with blood­ied knuck­les.

Left-wing jour­nal­ist Owen Jones was also bun­dled away by po­lice af­ter be­ing ac­costed by pro­test­ers.

Asked about Mr God­dard’s ar­rest, a Metropoli­tan Po­lice spokesman said: ‘We can con­firm that a man in his 30s was ar­rested out­side St James’s Park Tube sta­tion on sus­pi­cion of a pub­lic or­der of­fence.’

Mr God­dard was last night re­leased on bail – and seen cel­e­brat­ing in a Lon­don pub.

BAILED: James God­dard went to the pub af­ter be­ing re­leased

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