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The government is “in no way complacent” about security surrounding the King’s coronation after a man was arrested outside Buckingham Palace overnight, the security minister Tom Tugendhat has said.
Also Tom Tugendhat hasdefended the new laws, which include a 12-month prison sentence for protesters who block roads and a six-month prison sentence or unlimited fine for anyone who locks on to others, objects or buildings.
Police will also be able to stop and search protesters they suspect are setting out to cause “disruption”.
The coronation is a chance for the United Kingdom to showcase our liberty and democracy, that’s what this security arrangement is doing,” Tugendhat told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
“Empowering people to come together, freely, openly and demonstrating security can be a liberator, not like in authoritarian states where it is a controller.”
Anti-monarchists would still “have the liberty to protest but they would not have the liberty to disrupt others. That’s where we’re drawing a difference”.
Ash Sakar Contributing Editor at Novara Media appeared on BBC’s Newsnight to give her thoughts on the royal family.
She said: ‘Whatever way you slice it, the monarchy is neither a fair nor representative institution’ Journalist Ash Sarkar says she believes the royal family have revealed themselves to be a ‘cartel of some very weird people’
She also believes the royal family have revealed themselves to be a ‘cartel of some very weird people.’