A British college student has withdrawn from a college course after one day, saying she was bullied by her classmates and teacher who ordered her to "get out" after she expressed admiration for Tommy Robinson.
Alissa Cook-Gray, 17, says a political debate broke out on her first day at Total People, an apprenticeship and work training college.
Cook-Gray says she had hoped to avoid the discussion, but after students declared their support for the left-wing Labour Party and its current leader, Jeremy Corbyn, they asked for her opinion.
She told them she held a right-leaning ideology, and when prompted to give an example of someone she admired, she cited anti-Islamization figurehead Tommy Robinson.
"Get out, we don’t want people with your views," Cook-Gray says she was told by a teacher.
"The class then started asking everyone who their favorite person was and I said Tommy Robinson," Cook-Gray told the Stoke Sentinel. "I like what he is doing for our country and I follow all of his stories - I think he is a savior."
"I was given a final warning for being too right wing. It was the first day and we were all having a conversation when Jeremy Corbyn came up, I asked people not to get into it because it was filled with a room of lefties."
"The tutor said she would have a word with the others but when I went in I felt quite uncomfortable because of what happened," she continued. "Everyone should be allowed to have their own opinion, but I felt mine was just shot down. I’m terrified and I don’t want to go back."
Cook-Gray's tale attracted the notice of Robinson, who shared the Stoke Sentinel article to his Facebook page, where she received an explosion of support.
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