The Guardian ran the following article:
Police condemn speculation about violence at Tommy Robinson rally
Supporters and counter-protesters clashed at far-right activist’s event in Oldham
However, the video recording presented by Tommy Robinson, even if we filter out all political ranting, shows a peaceful rally (even with kids invited) being attacked by some aggressive mob of mostly Arab young men who hurled stones and damaged random property.
Yes, I see that there is a serious flaw of taking at face value version of events that's being presented by one side, as they may be properly cherry picked. However, on the other hand are there actually any counterarguments?
I've seen the following problem:
- the media describe it neutrally as "clashes", oddly trying to steer away from the seemingly important issue who attacked and who was attacked
- all videos that I found were showing a peaceful rally attacked by a violent group of rioters.
Are there actually any recordings showing something opposite, that would justify the mass media, to show that there was indeed some controversy?