Police facing action over teenage protester’s arrest

A human rights group has pledged to take action against a police force which tried to prosecute a teenager for branding Scientology a “cult“.

The 16-year-old faced prosecution after refusing to get rid of a placard which said “Scientology is not a religion, it is a dangerous cult” at a protest outside the church’s headquarters in London on 10 May.

He was told that his sign breached the Public Order Act, which makes it an offence to display a sign that is “threatening, insulting or abusive”, but yesterday the Crown Prosecution Service said no action would be taken against the teenager.

The human rights group Liberty, whose lawyers have been advising the boy, is now considering action against the City of London Police.


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May 24, 2008
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