Anger As Police Ban Placards Branding Scientology A Cult - 2008-05-31

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F336.png Anger As Police Ban Placards Branding Scientology A Cult May 31, 2008, Mark Howarth, Sunday Herald

Officers banned the placards during a demonstration against the self-styled church in Glasgow city centre last weekend. Civil liberties campaigners have warned a dangerous precedent is being set for the suppression of free speech.

Strathclyde Police's intervention follows a similar incident in London last month when a youth was left facing prosecution. The 15-year-old had refused to remove a sign stating "Scientology is not a religion, it is a dangerous cult".


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