Activists Stage Historic Protest
In an unprecedented move, activists opposing the monarchy and King Charles have organized a protest within the confines of Buckingham Palace.
This audacious act unfolded when a group of local protesters from various parts of the UK visited the palace, masquerading as tourists. Once inside, they gathered in the Grand Hall, donning t-shirts emblazoned with the slogan ‘Not My King.’
Graham Smith, representing Republic, expressed the significance of this event, stating, “This is a first, an anti-monarchy protest inside Buckingham Palace.
A fantastic statement of intent, citizens standing up in the home of the monarchy to declare their opposition to hereditary power.” Smith emphasized that King Charles should not be immune to criticism and should not expect the same deference that the monarchy enjoyed during his mother’s reign.
Local Activism Gains Momentum
Smith commended the local activists who joined forces for this historic stand, highlighting the expanding reach of their campaigns across the UK.
He affirmed that Republic would persist in their protests against the monarchy nationwide, with the next one scheduled for the state opening of parliament on November 7.
Republic, the anti-monarchy group behind the protest, advocates for the abolition of the monarchy and the election of a democratic head of state. They call for the replacement of King Charles with an individual chosen by the people.
This daring protest follows earlier confrontations between anti-monarchy activists and the authorities, notably in the run-up to the Coronation in central London.
The activists criticized the police for arresting several of their members. New legislation has been enacted, imposing fines on protesters possessing objects intended for use in “locking on,” with those obstructing roads facing potential prison sentences of up to 12 months.