posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 12:04 PM
Originally posted by ProfessorT
The gentleman who was arrested would likely have been taken into police custody for a public order offence. I have read a few posts within this thread
and I have to say some people absolutely disgust me. The Armed Forces are HEROES here in the UK. Members of my family served in the army during the
war. Regardless of what some stupid conspiracy theorists think the Army is there to protect us when certain things hit the fan and sometimes secret
missions and top secret work is needed in order to fulfil national security.
Time and time again, the armed forces fought to keep the UK free of tyranny, fought to protect our rights to say what we want, when we want.
That INCLUDES posting a picture of a burning poppy, if they want, no matter how distasteful you might find it. The negative right to freedom of
expression, which they fought so valiantly in the past to protect, does not say "except where it annoys the armed forces".
The man had a right to post that image, provided it did not break any laws (it didn't). His arrest was wrong, and any charges surrounding it are, at
best, exaggerated, or at worst, outright fabrications, to attempt to justify the arrest.