Tommy Robinson, in light hoodie, flanked by EDL supporters in Woolwich last night. [IBTimes UK]
Far-right figurehead Tommy Robinson claims he has received more than 200 death threats in the wake of the running battles in Woolwich that followed the slaughter of a soldier near the barracks.
Robinson, the leader of the English Defence League (EDL), was at the forefront of a 150-strong mob which took to the streets of Woolwich to protest against the beheading of the soldier on Wednesday. He had earlier called for "feet on the streets" to protest against the murder and what he perceives as the menace of Islamic extremism.
Following the attack Robinson, otherwise known as Stephen Lennon, has used Twitter to paint himself as a victim of hatred and persecution.
He tweeted: "Since last night I've had countless threats to cut my head off. I have [contacted] police over 200 death threats. No arrests."
Robinson also replied to a message from rapper Professor Green condemning the protest violence. "Been given 4 Osman warnings from police to say my family are in danger. I've lived under armed guard. All because I dare to."