Carlos III: 52 people arrested for public disturbances in the coronation

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The London Metropolitan Police reported this Saturday that it has arrested a total of 52 people during the day of the coronation of the kings Charles III and Camilla for causes related to public disturbances.

The reasons for the arrests include "brawls, breaches of public order, violation of the peace and conspiracy to cause public nuisance," the police said in a statement, detailing that all those people remain in custody.

The security forces arrested this morning the head of the anti-monarchist organization Republic, graham smithtwo hours before the coronation ceremony was to begin at Westminster Abbey.

The activist was with five other members of the group next to a van in which they carried banners to demonstrate during the day.

Photo: Reuters

“We fully understand the public concern over the arrests this morning,” said Commander Karen Findlay, in charge of the coronation security operation, which involved 11,500 agents this Saturday.

Findlay stressed that "protesting is legal" in the UK, but added that police have "a duty to intervene when a protest leads to crime and can cause serious disturbances.”

"Depends on the context. The coronation is a unique event that occurs once a generation, and that is a key issue in our assessment," explained the commander, who stressed that a demonstration with "numerous participants" took place today "without intervention." police.

Among the arrests reported by the Metropolitan Police, 14 of them were carried out on The Mall avenue, which leads to Buckingham Palace, where the royal procession passed before and after the religious ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

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