Teenager to face prosecution for calling Scientology a cult - 2008-05-21

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F177.png Teenager to face prosecution for calling Scientology a cult May 21, 2008, The Mirror

A teenager faces prosecution for using the word "cult" to describe the Church of Scientology during a demonstration.

Police confiscated his placard during a demo opposite the London HQ of the religion made famous by actor Tom Cruise.

Protesters were banned by police from calling it a cult because the term was "abusive and insulting".

The 15-year-old has received a summons for a public order offence but human rights group Liberty said it was "barmy".


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