Protester led away by police after holding 'not my King' sign at Westminster

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A protester holds a sign reading 'not my king' outside the Palace of Westminster
A protester holds a sign reading 'not my king' outside the Palace of Westminster

A PROTESTER has been led away from the Palace of Westminster after holding up a sign reading “abolish the monarchy” and “not my King”.

The woman, who was also wearing a T-shirt featuring the logo for the Campaign to Abolish the Monarchy, was outside the building as King Charles and the Queen Consort arrived to receive condolences from MPs and peers.

While there were a large number of supporters outside the Parliament, one protester stood by the gates displaying her small A4 sign.

Video footage caught a handful of police officers surrounding the woman and leading her away from the scene.

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The Met Police have been contacted for comment.

The police intervention came after the King’s proclamation in Edinburgh was met by boos from a small number of anti-monarchy campaigners.

Two people were arrested during the Accession Proclamation in the city on Sunday.

Minutes before the proclamation announcement in Edinburgh began, a female protester appeared at the Mercat Cross and held a sign which said: “F*** imperialism, abolish the monarchy.”

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Police Scotland later confirmed that the female protester had been arrested and charged.

Former BBC presenter Andrew Marr said on Monday that it is "outrageous" that people are being arrested for protesting the proclamation of King Charles III, and claimed it is "not what the new King would have wanted".

Meanwhile, Brexiteer peer and Vote Leave founder Daniel Hannan said he feared police were "becoming more authoritarian" and branded them "un-British" after reports of protesters being removed from crowds.