Author Topic: Police warn against language which might break the law.  (Read 194 times)

celeste

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-67517410

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The Met Police are to clarify what type of language might break the law when chanted or displayed at pro-Palestinian marches.

The force will hand out leaflets at Saturday's march in central London warning against using words or images "likely to land you in jail".

It is the first time the Met has tried to give clarity on what language is unacceptable.

Organisers say at least 100,000 people could turn out for the protest.

The Met has [size=inherit]previously been criticised[/size] over its handling of the pro-Palestinian protests - which have been held weekly since 14 October - with ministers calling for the force to take a tougher line on those deemed to be expressing extremist views.

The force is also planning to position Arabic-speaking officers on the march, backed up in its central control room with lawyers to advise on whether specific phrases break the law.

Some 1,500 officers will be on the streets on Saturday with instructions to protect war memorials following criticism that police have not stopped protesters climbing on them.
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Re: Police warn against language which might break the law.
« Reply #1 on: 16:28:44, 25/11/23 »
Palestine protesters defy hate speech warning with anti-Semitic banners: Thousands march on London chanting 'from the river to the sea'


  That leafleting thing went well then  ;D .
I do hope some were printed in Arabic because that would be terribly islamophobic if not, but it would explain why they did not comply with  the instructions issued, otherwise I find it jolly unsporting, these people are usually so peaceful and reasonable, the others probably can't read anyway.
 
 

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Re: Police warn against language which might break the law.
« Reply #2 on: 18:43:48, 25/11/23 »
I don't begrudge them a peaceful march,  wouldn't bother about their chanting but I don't want them to bring their war over here,  we are in England and I for one don't want anyone of any religion to be afraid to live their lives in peace.
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Re: Police warn against language which might break the law.
« Reply #3 on: 20:25:24, 25/11/23 »
I'm not bothered about the chanting myself at the moment but I imagine a lot of Jewish people are, I mean apart from that they love Christians don't they?
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Re: Police warn against language which might break the law.
« Reply #4 on: 20:56:00, 29/11/23 »
Palestine protesters defy hate speech warning with anti-Semitic banners: Thousands march on London chanting 'from the river to the sea'


  That leafleting thing went well then  ;D .
I do hope some were printed in Arabic because that would be terribly islamophobic if not, but it would explain why they did not comply with  the instructions issued, otherwise I find it jolly unsporting, these people are usually so peaceful and reasonable, the others probably can't read anyway.
 
 


In all honesty, SCL, Arabic would not be as useful as you might think in these circumstances. Most of these holes who are demonstrating in support of terrorism are either North Africans or home grown upper class communists, delivered to the venue and picked up again by Mummy or Daddy. They can afford to act precisely as they please because, unlike all those normal people out there, they live in the World Of No Consequences.