Pictures from the final day of the trial of free speech duo, Nick Griffin and Mark Collett.
People gather outside court: the press and media assemble…
… BNP supporters wait anxiously …
… and their opponents
and BNP opponents
At about 2:45pm the verdicts are announced. Shortly after, Mr Griffin and Mr Collett leave court, closely followed by friends and families.
They give interviews to the media in the press enclosure as delighted supporters look on
Friends, supporters and associates, cheer
Before Nick Griffin and Mark Collett can be driven very far away from court, Nick Griffin is stopped for another impromptu interview and answers more questions from the press (this time away from the noise of opponents’ protests). He grasps a bottle of “Red, White and Blue” Champagne – a present from a well-wisher. Press, security, and supporters gather tightly round in the pouring rain, everyone paying close attention to his responses. How much of this will make it into the mainstream media without serious cutting and editing?