The Day For Freedom was started by Tommy Robinson in response to his social media account being deleted after a comment he made about the religion of Islam.
He originally intended to organise a march to Twitter headquarters in London, however the response to the event was so large that we had to move the location to Whitehall, London.
Tommy put out a statement on the run up which read:
"We decided to focus our efforts on making sure we pull off a large scale, credible event. So we won't be marching - instead we have an incredible line-up of speakers, performers, videos and content to offer on the day. We want to make May 6 the biggest Free Speech demonstration the UK has seen so please, help us make it happen."
Thousands of people attended on the day - with a march organised by the FLA and DFLA from Speakers Corner. A small counter-protest was held by members of Anti-Fa and other left-wing groups.
Our intention with the event was to bring together pro free speech advocates and organise a positive day of both entertainment and cultural pushback against the encroaching speech laws and restrictions being introduced up and down the country, as well as to boost the morale and to bring awareness of the issues being raised.
Speakers included Milo Yiannopoulos, Gavin McIness, Anne Marie Waters, Raheem Kassam, Liam Tuffs, Sargon of Akkad, Count Dankula, Vanity Von Glow and more. Lauren Southern also gave a pre-recorded speech which was broadcasted to the crowd via screen.
Overall the day was a success and we created a memorable event which even was praised by left-wing outlets afterwards for it’s production value. It brought many free speech advocates together, as well as those who came to watch and enjoy the day. We achieved this with a team of just four - and a lot of hard work and effort.
Thanks again to all who donated and who came out in support.
Photo credits: Oneal Thomas and Incmonocle