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    Call for ban on military protests

    Conservative MP David Davies has called on abusive protests against serving military personnel to be outlawed.

    The Monmouth MP has tabled an amendment to a bill governing religious hatred that would extend protection to the Armed Forces.

    It would make it an offence to incite hatred against serving soldiers.

    He was responding to a small group of anti-war protesters who this week demonstrated in Luton at the homecoming parade of the Royal Anglian Regiment.

    They held placards saying "Anglian soldiers go to hell" and "Butchers of Basra".
    BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | Call for ban on military protests

    I dont agree with the protests, i think there disgusting, but does anybody remember freedom of demonstration?
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    Re: Call for ban on military protests

    I hate the Phelps family as much as anyone, but I love the freedom more.
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    Re: Call for ban on military protests

    What qualifies as an "abusive" protest? If we're talking about violence, then it is already outlawed as "battery"
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    Re: Call for ban on military protests

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | Call for ban on military protests

    I dont agree with the protests, i think there disgusting, but does anybody remember freedom of demonstration?
    Let the idiots protest... peacefully.
    Let them identify themselves to the world.

    We do not need a contraction of Liberty, we need an expansion of it.
    Across all fronts.
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    Re: Call for ban on military protests

    I can't help but think these people are getting what they deserve. The push their government to push anti-free speech laws by making it illegal to speak out against their religion or say anything that might offend them with what we they call hate-speech laws. So now these "hate-speech" laws might be used against these anti-military scum.Kind if ironic.

    Talking **** about someone shouldn't be illegal. If you do not like what someone says then ignore them.Pushing these hate speech laws is idiotic and immature. Whaa! we don't like what he said about our group lets make it illegal,while still claiming to be for free speech. ****ing pussies.
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    Re: Call for ban on military protests

    Freedom goes above what they are protesting.

    They can protest at graves and i would support their right to do so, this is a slippery slope that i do not want the Govt. to embark on

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