British far-right activist Tommy Robinson said he was detained upon arrival with his children at Mexico’s Cancun airport and will be deported, according to a video he posted Saturday.
“Now, I’m being deported as a matter of national security,” Robinson said in an apparent selfie video taken inside a room and posted on the messaging app Telegram.
“I’m banned from Mexico … been here three times, never caused a problem.”
In another video on Telegram, Robinson said he was told the UK government had contacted the Mexican government and asked Mexico to deport him.
The British embassy in Mexico declined to comment. Mexico’s foreign ministry did not immediately have a comment.
Robinson has been convicted in the United Kingdom on several charges including fraud, stalking, and assault, according to The Guardian newspaper.