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Man arrested for photo of burning poppy on Facebook

Barence (1228440) writes | about 2 years ago

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Barence writes "A British man has been arrested for posting a picture of a burning poppy on Facebook. The poppy is a symbol of remembrance for those who died in war, and the arrest was made on Remembrance Sunday.

"A man from Aylesham has tonight been arrested on suspicion of malicious telecommunications," Kent police said in a statement after the arrest. "This follows a posting on a social network site of a burning poppy. He is currently in police custody awaiting interview."

The arrest has been criticised by legal experts. "What was the point of winning either World War if, in 2012, someone can be casually arrested by @kent_police for burning a poppy?" tweeted David Allen Green, who helped clear the British man who was prosecuted for a joke tweet threatening to blow up an airport."

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Got my poppy photo for next year .... (1)

RockDoctor (15477) | about 2 years ago | (#41956321)

Obviously, it's an opium poppy, being used to make opiates.

It may be my country, but that's no reason to support the armed forces.

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