Britain's censorship of a Scientology protest sign: A defeat for free expression - 2008-05-26

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F0.png Britain's censorship of a Scientology protest sign: A defeat for free expression May 26, 2008, Marni Soupcoff, Editorial, National Post

If protest materials can be confiscated, then not much is left of the right to protest against Scientology. It read "Scientology is not a religion, it is a dangerous cult." The lad was, by his account, warned "within five minutes of arriving" by police on the scene that his sign was unlikely to be permitted because it contained the word "cult." Shortly thereafter, a policewoman read him a section (introduced in 1994) of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act:

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{{cite news | first = Marni | last = Soupcoff | title = Britain's censorship of a Scientology protest sign: A defeat for free expression | url = http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2008/05/26/the-post-editorial-board-on-britain-s-censorship-of-a-scientology-protest-sign-a-defeat-for-free-expression.aspx | work = Editorial | publisher = National Post | date = May 26, 2008 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}