Suport the Troops (or go to jail)! UK MP's want anti-war protesters arrested

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Suport the Troops (or go to jail)! UK MP's want anti-war protesters arrested

Conservative MP's in the UK are working overtime trying to dream up new crimes to repress domestic opposition to their murderous wars overseas.

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Last week, Islamic protesters caused outrage when they jeered troops from the 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment as they paraded through Luton. About a dozen people shouted "terrorists" and held placards saying "butchers of Basra".

[b]Tory MPs called for extremist Islamic protesters to face new laws similar to existing legislation which makes it a crime to incite hatred on religious of racial grounds.[/b]

David Davies, the MP for Monmouth, has tabled amendments to the Policing and Crime Bill, currently going through Parliament which [b]would make it a specific offence to "stir up hatred of uniformed military personnel on official duties".[/b]

He said: "British soldiers should be given the same sort of protection that Muslim extremists currently enjoy. [b]No other country would allow its bravest and best to be insulted[/b] on a homecoming parade."

His call won support from Patrick Mercer, the MP for Newark and a former army officer, who proposed [b]an alternative system in which potentially controversial protests could be scrutinised and approved by a version of the Parades Commission, which operates in Northern Ireland.[/b]

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Thanks mspector, and i would imagine something like this will be happening here irrespective of our Charter of Rights.