Ex-English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson suspended by Twitter

Former English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson has been suspended from Twitter.

Tommy Robinson (centre) has been suspended from Twitter. Picture: Aaron Chown/PA Wire
Tommy Robinson (centre) has been suspended from Twitter. Picture: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

It is understood that Mr Robinson’s account was taken down for violating the platform’s policies on “hateful conduct”, though it is not clear what triggered the suspension.

Twitter declined to say how long the account would remained suspended for.

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Mr Robinson, who left the EDL in 2013 but has remained politically active since, was suspended by the platform earlier this month before having his account reactivated.

He was also one of a number of right-wing figures to see his verified status removed in November after Twitter issued new guidelines for “blue tick” accounts in the wake of public pressure.

Mr Robinson’s Facebook page remains intact.