13 Sep 2022

Has the response to anti-monarchy protesters been appropriate?

The solemnity of the royal pomp and pageantry has been punctuated here and there in recent days by the protests from anti-monarchists.

The police response has been to arrest some individuals for shouting or holding up signs.

This has prompted accusations that they’re being heavy-handed, and debate both about the extent of free speech and how they’ll approach the unprecedented policing operation around Monday’s funeral.