In Luton yesterday, one of the two members of public arrested on Tuesday during the Islamists’ protest was released from police custody after being charged with racially aggravated harassment.
Nathan Draper, 18, described how he was ‘outraged’ when he heard the protesters and shouted obsecenities back at them.
‘A 6ft 5in copper jumped on me and chucked me to the ground,’ said Mr Draper, who lives in Luton and plans to join the Army.
‘He broke my glasses. I was held in the police station for ten hours and I still have the cuff marks. I’m being charged with racially aggravated harassment but it was them who were shouting racist things.’
His mother Ruth Griffin, 42, said: ‘He’s quite outraged about it because he was sticking up for our soldiers. I don’t understand how the protesters got away with it.’