Originally published by Hope not Hate.
We have received information that leads us to believe that the man charged over the Tottenham Court Road siege on Friday previously stood as a BNP parliamentary candidate.
Michael Green, 48, from Stevenage, Hertfordshire, was arrested on Friday after the incident, during which parts of central London were evacuated.
His alleged offences include possession of a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid/gas or electrical incapacitating device.
Green is also accused of false imprisonment, making a bomb hoax, causing criminal damage and recklessly endangering life.
He has been remanded in custody to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on Monday morning.
Michael Green stood for the BNP in the Stevenage constituency in the 2010 General Election.
He received 1007 votes, finishing in 5th place.
BNP Chairman Nick Griffin on Friday posted the following three messages on his Twitter account " Tottenham Court Road hostage situation. I bought my copy of the Koran there back in 2OO1."
"If hostage taker angry coz refused HGV licence then won't be a Muslim bomber. They don't work!"
"Police say hostage taker is 'mentally unstable'. No shit, Sherlock!"
The English Defence League members had plenty to say on the incident with Brighton Division's Jamie Wilder making a wild suggestion that the bomber was a Muslim.