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A girl in Edinburgh, Scotland who held an indication studying “f— imperialism, abolish monarchy” was arrested Sunday throughout the formal declaration of King Charles III’s accession to the throne.
The lady was escorted away by police, eliciting combined reactions. One man shouted, “Let her go! It is free speech!” whereas others shouted: “Have some respect!”
Nonetheless, there was some booing in Edinburgh when Joseph Morrow, Lord Lyon King of Arms, completed his proclamation with “God save the king!”
One attendee, 48-year-old Ann Hamilton, advised The Related Press she was offended by the protesters, saying: “There’s tens of hundreds of individuals right here at present to point out their respect.”
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“For them to be right here, heckling by issues, I believe it was horrible,” she mentioned. “In the event that they had been so towards it, they should not have come.”
Nonetheless, it was an indication of how some, together with individuals in Britain’s former colonies, are battling the legacy of the monarchy — and its future.
Crowds of individuals packed the Royal Mile to get a glimpse of Queen Elizabeth II’s flag-draped coffin. The procession was an enormous occasion for Scotland because the U.Okay. takes days to mourn its longest-reigning monarch. Folks turned out hours early to seize an area by the police barricades in Edinburgh. By afternoon, the crowds had been 10 individuals deep.
In a somber, regal procession, Queen Elizabeth II’s flag-draped coffin was pushed slowly by the Scottish countryside Sunday from her beloved Balmoral Fort to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. Mourners packed metropolis streets and freeway bridges or lined rural roads with automobiles and tractors to participate in a historic goodbye to the monarch who had reigned for 70 years.
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The hearse drove previous piles of bouquets and different tributes because it led a seven-car cortege from Balmoral, the place the queen died Thursday at 96, for a six-hour journey by Scottish cities to Holyroodhouse Palace in Edinburgh. The late queen’s coffin was draped within the Royal Commonplace for Scotland and topped with a wreath made from flowers from the property.
The Related Press contributed to this report.