Woman with ‘abolish monarchy’ sign arrested at King Charles Declaration in Scotland: police officers

A woman who attended the formal declaration of King Charles III’s accession to the throne on Sunday. In Edinburgh, Scotland, an anti-monarchy sign holder was arrested, police said.

The 22-year-old – whose sign reads “Fk Imperialism! Abolition of the Monarchy’ – was tied up ‘in connection with a breach of the peace’, a Police Scotland spokesman told The Post.

It is unclear whether she has been charged.

The woman was among protesters aimed at disrupting the ceremony, where officials repeated the statement made in London on Saturday that Charles was the new sovereign of the United Kingdom.

Many in the crowd urged the woman to show some respect, but one person appeared to defend her, saying: “Let her go, it’s free speech,” according to the Evening Edinburgh News.

During the statement, boos were heard from some of those present.

Anti-royalists hold up a placard in protest during an accession proclamation ceremony at Mercat Cross depicting King Charles III. publicly declared the new monarch.
Anti-royalists hold up a placard in protest during an accession proclamation ceremony at Mercat Cross depicting King Charles III. publicly declared the new monarch.
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King Charles III ascended the throne after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
King Charles III ascended the throne after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
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The protesters were part of a group calling for Scotland to break away from the UK and become a republic, according to The Herald Scotland.

The ceremony was one of many held in other cities, counties, and communities to officially announce Charles’ accession.

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