April 19, 2011

Royal Wedding prompts protests

by Jan Harris

Scotland Yard has rejected a request from the ‘Muslims Against Crusdades’ group to be allowed to protest outside Westminster Abbey on the day of the Royal Wedding, which will be held on 29 April.

The group has called the royal family “enemies to Allah”, and says on its website that Prince William is “one of the biggest advocates of British imperialism”.

The police’s action has also blocked a counter-protest by English Defence League.

Around 5000 police officers will be on duty at the Royal Wedding, to police the hundreds of thousands of people who are expected to line the route to Westminster Abbey.

Another protest is planned in Edinburgh by a Facebook group which calls itself ‘Turn the Royal Mile into the Republican Mile’.

The group is protesting against the ‘nauseating insensitivity’ of the wedding at a time when essential services are being cut.

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