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Anti-monarchy protesters set to rally at King's birthday parade

ANTI-MONARCHY campaigners are set to protest Charles Windsor’s Trooping the Colour birthday parade tomorrow.

Earlier in the week, Republic said that police have had their sights set on using human rights legislation to try to block the protest.

They say that the Met Police has written to the group citing the European Convention on Human Rights as a justification for blocking their planned action.

The group says it was based on the “spurious grounds” that a protest would deny spectators the right to enjoy the parade. 

Last year during the coronation, eight Republic protesters were arrested, suspected of “going equipped to lock on.”

The group has since launched legal action against the police, deeming the arrests unlawful.

Republic reported that police will not put restrictions on their location this year.

Earlier in the week, Republic’s CEO Graham Smith said: “The police want us to protest well away from Buckingham Palace and away from the parade, where we will not be seen or heard. 

“This is on the spurious grounds that a protest would deny spectators the right to enjoy the parade.

“The Human Rights Act and ECHR do not provide a right to enjoy a day out and the experience of all our protests is that we successfully protest alongside spectators without incident.

“The argument that a protest is infringing on the rights of others to enjoy an event is particularly dangerous, opening up the possibility of banning any number of political protests on the most spurious grounds.”


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