Published: 01/08/2022- 19:55
Updated: 01/08/2022- 22:44
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Laurence Fox has said “people in this country should not fear their doors being knocked on for sharing a meme".
It comes after Mr Fox filmed and shared a video online of an army veteran being arrested by police outside his home for “causing anxiety”.
The man, Darren Brady, 51, was alleged to have retweeted a picture of a swastika that was made out of Pride flags on social media.
Speaking about the incident on GB News’ Steyn, Mr Fox said: “I think the female police officer in particular, they were panicked, we didn’t want to panic them, we wanted to give them a dose of their own medicine.
“People in this country should not fear their doors being knocked on for sharing a meme, that’s not how we operate.
“So we thought we could give them a little dose of their medicine.”
He later added: "I don’t want a politicised police force, every single one of our foundational national institutions has been totally captured by this totally captured by this horribly divisive ideology."
Mr Brady has since slammed Hampshire Police for “impeding his right to free speech” following the arrest at his Aldershot home.
In the video posted on the Reclaim Party’s Twitter account, Mr Brady can be heard asking: “Why am I in cuffs?”
To which one of the three police officers responded by saying: “It didn't have to come to this at all.”
Before Mr Brady replied: “Tell us why you escalated it to this level because I don't understand.”
The officer continued: “Someone has been caused anxiety based on your social media post. That is why you have been arrested.”