Release of Republic’s Graham Smith and Others Puts Spotlight on Group’s Campaign to Abolish Monarchy

…By Henry George for TDPel Media. The article reports on the release without charge of Republic’s chief executive, Graham Smith, and others who were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause a public nuisance, affray, and other offences during the coronation celebrations.

Smith campaigns for the abolition of the monarchy and believes that the arrests were a direct attack on democracy.

The article provides information on Republic and its founder, Graham Smith.

Who is Graham Smith?

Graham Smith is an activist and the chief executive of Republic, the UK’s leading republican movement, since 2021.

He has been campaigning against the Royal Family for over a decade and believes that the monarchy is an ancient idea that needs to be abolished.

Smith has written a book, “Abolish the Monarchy: Why we should and how we will,” which is due to be published on June 1.

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Republic and its Campaigns

Republic is a democratic group that campaigns for the abolition of the monarchy, claiming that it is an outdated organization that has not moved with the times.

The group was established in 1983 and has over 80,000 members who call themselves republicans.

It believes that the head of state, King Charles III, should be won in an election and not something that is earned through bloodlines.

Republic has previously campaigned at royal events, including the Diamond Jubilee in 2012, where dozens of protesters held banners saying “citizen, not subject” on the banks of the Thames during the pageant.

The group held the nationwide protest “Not My King” in the lead-up to the coronation, where the Met Police seized its placards on suspicion of being used as “lock-on devices.”

Conclusion

Graham Smith, Republic’s chief executive, and others were released without charge after being arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause a public nuisance, affray, and other offences during the coronation celebrations.

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Smith campaigns for the abolition of the monarchy, and Republic is a democratic group that believes the head of state should be won in an election and not earned through bloodlines.

The group has previously campaigned at royal events and held the nationwide protest “Not My King” in the run-up to the coronation.

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Henry George SNR holds a Masters degree in English Language. He is a passionate Digital Marketer using hand-on tools (Google Ads, Meta Business Manager, Meta Business Suites, WordPress, etc.) to communicate brands’ values and drive maximum Sales Qualified Leads. He lives in Wales, United Kingdom. He writes for TDPel Media on interesting event turnouts.

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