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Woman arrested at the proclamation of the King’s ceremony in Edinburgh

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A woman has been arrested after a protester was seen holding an anti-monarchist sign during the proclamation of the new King in Edinburgh.

Just before the ceremony on Sunday afternoon (September 11), a protester emerged from the crowd opposite Mercat Cross. She held a sign that read, “F*** imperialism, abolish monarchy.”

Officers came up behind her and took her away, prompting applause from the crowd.

One man yelled, “Let her go, it’s free speech,” while others yelled, “Have some respect.”

A police spokesman said a 22-year-old woman had been arrested “in connection with a breach of the peace”. It came after hecklers were booed during the event.

Then the national anthem was sung, but after that came calls for a republic.

After Lord Lyon King of Arms led three cheers and said “hip hip” to “hooray” replies, boos were heard a second time.

Some mourners called the hecklers “disrespectful” and said they should have avoided the proclamation if they believe in a republic.

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