The man who called for an anti-Semitic rally in Stamford Hill has been banned from the whole of London. Joshua Bonehill-Paine, from Yeovil in Somerset, had called the rally for March 22.
On Friday Bonehill was arrested and a spokesman for the MET told Jewish News that: “Officers investigating allegations of malicious communications sent to a Member of Parliament via a social media network have arrested a man.
“The man aged 22yrs old was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated harassment and malicious communications at an address in Yeovil, Somerset on February 13 2015. He is bailed to a west London Police station in the end of March.”
The following tweet also appeared on the HackneyMPS Twitter account.
We can confirm a 22 year old man from Yeovil was arrested yesterday by Hackney officers investigating allegations of inciting racial hatred>
— Hackney MPS (@MPSHackney) February 14, 2015
Local people had expressed their disgust at the planned march and many signed a petition organised by ant-fascist organisation, Hope not Hate to ask for the rally to be banned.