Shocking video has emerged of pro-Tommy Robinson thugs ransacking a bookshop

Shocking video has emerged of mask-wearing pro-Trump thugs ransacking a socialist bookshop in London, wearing ‘Make Britain Great Again’ hats.

The noisy mob filmed themselves bursting into Bookmarks, Britain’s largest socialist bookshop, chanting “We love Trump! We love Trump!” and accusing staff of being “paedophile lovers”.

One shirtless man, wearing a union flag around his shoulders, is shown in the video gleefully chanting “F**k communism”.

They are also shown chanting “Oh Tommy, Tommy – Tommy Robinson.”

The group was led by Luke Nash-Jones, Director of far-right ‘patriot’ group People’s Charter UK and leader of pro-Trump group ‘Make Britain Great Again’.

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On their Facebook page, the group describe themselves as "Anglo Celtic traditionalists".

The men refused to leave the shop, despite staff asking them repeatedly to do so.

The cameraman is shown in the video asking the shopworker "Why don’t you leave the planet?"

Most of the assailants wore ‘Make Britain Great Again’ hats, and one wore a Donald Trump mask.

The person filming the incident is shown apparently baffled by many of the books in the shop.

He exclaimed “oh my god” as he shows the camera a copy of “The Jewish Question”, by Abram Leon.

He accused the shopworker of being a “Jew hater”, despite his attempts to explain the book was a study of the historic roots of anti-Semitism written by a holocaust survivor.

Another man is shown tearing up an anti-racism and anti-Tommy Robinson placard displayed in the shop’s window, as the cameraman shout’s “Let’s destroy it!”.

Before entering the shop, members of the group are shown initially hiding the group’s logos from their clothing and removing their hats so they can enter the shop unnoticed.

Nash-Jones is shown at the start of the video telling followers he was going to go into the shop and “act normal and ask them for a couple of awkward books.

He then instructs the group to come in after a few minutes and “make a right nuisance.”

The camera man describes the plan as an “ambush” and saying "let’s get the b******s".

Metropolitan Police officers were called at around 6.35pm to reports of a protest at the store. No arrests were made.

A second call was made "a short time later" claiming to police that the group had caused damage inside the shop.

Police said an appointment was made for officers to speak to the complainant.

A statement from the bookshop posted on Facebook read: "They attempted to intimidate staff and customers and to destroy books and materials.

"Fortunately, no one was hurt."

The statement urged supporters to "send solidarity" to shop staff, in a post that has been shared more than 1,000 times on Facebook and retweeted around 400 times.

A member of staff told Stand Up To Racism books on Islamaphobia were "ridiculed and thrown around".

"They chanted about Muslims and Paedophilia, and called us traitors," the worker said.

Michael Bradley, speaking on behalf of the Stand Up To Racism, said: "Luckily no one was hurt this time, but this is a sinister development that indicates the growing confidence of the far right who feel they can attack a bookshop in central London in broad daylight.

"Attacking a bookshop also exposes their claims to be defenders of free speech as hollow."

Ealing Central and Acton MP Rupa Huq tweeted of the "utterly despicable" incident: "Free speech and independent bookshops – under threat in an age where intolerance and Amazon flourish – should be cherished. Utterly despicable."

Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), expressed solidarity and added: "Another sinister reminder of the growing confidence of the far right."

Bookmarks is the TUC’s official bookseller.

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