Emma West, 34, appeared at Croydon Magistrates' Court charged with a racially aggravated public order offence.
She broke down in the dock as a video allegedly showing her racially abusing fellow passengers on a tram was played the courtroom. West pleaded not guilty to the charges and was supported by a number of her family.
Also present were a number of BNP and EDL members and supporters who have no connection to West. Among those present for the BNP were Cliff Le May and Dave Clarke from New Addington and BNP mayoral candidate Carlos Cortiglia.
Clarke is a well known BNP thug who once ran for council and was given a year's community service for assaulting two female pacifist campaigners. David Clarke, who got 518 votes when he stood in 2009 was sentenced on four counts of assaulting anti-racism campaigners.
Clarke, of Dunley Drive, New Addington, pushed and shoved Lorna Nelson-Homian, James Cox, Nigel Green and Silvia Beckett in two separate attacks outside East Croydon train station. During the 2010 general election Clarke was ejected from a JD Wetherspoon pub after a sex act was performed in full view of diners and drinkers.
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