Police caught out by street preacher evidence

Mar 13, 2019 by

from Christian Concern:

The video of the arrest of street preacher Oluwole Ilesanmi on Saturday 23rd February outside Southgate Tube station quickly went viral, causing outrage all over the world.

Oluowole was preaching on the streets as he often does. The police officers confront him and then arrest him for breaching the peace. However, it is clear from the video that there is no-one whose peace is being breached.

Shortly before the arrest, Ambrosine Shitrit from Campaign4Truth and Eye on Antisemitism had seen him interacting with another man who turned out to be a Muslim. She thought the Muslim was about to assault Oluwole. She went over and started filming with her phone. There was a robust exchange of views between the Muslim and Oluwole about each other’s religions. When the police came in response to a 999 call, the Muslim man left the scene.

Police deny driving him away

When we spoke to Oluwole about his experience, he explained that after searching him, the police drove him away to a remote area before being de-arrested. Since he was de-arrested, it is clear that the police agree that he had committed no crime.

When journalist Marcus Jones of Premier Christian Radio asked the Met Police whether they agreed that he had been driven away to a remote location, the Met Police expressly denied it. In an email exchange they said:

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