More anti-monarchy protesters arrested

London police have arrested three anti-monarchy protesters, trying to perform a mock execution of Prince Andrew with a guillotine on the royal wedding’s eve.

Three protesters demonstrating against the monarchy through a theatrical show have been arrested and jailed at Lewisham police station.

Professor Chris Knight, a principle member of the G20 Meltdown group, was arrested in south east London at 6.15pm. His partner Camilla Power and Patrick Macroidan playing the role of an executioner are also in prison now.

Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “This evening, 28 April, officers arrested three people – two males aged 68 and 45, and a 60-year-old woman – in Wickham Road, SE4 on suspicion of conspiracy to cause public nuisance and breach of the peace. They are currently in custody at Lewisham police station.”

The fellow activist Mike Raddie, who was with the three protesters said: “Chris was arrested first. He lay down on the pavement opposite his house to make the arrest difficult. He was pulled up by four police officers and two bundled him into the back of a van.”

“Camilla was put in the back of one of the police cars. Patrick was dressed up as an executioner when he was arrested,” he added.


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