However, instead I came across this on Liberal Conspiracy.
The people being arrested are street performers who's "crime" was to be planning to perform a mock zombie royal wedding today. Part of it was to involve a mock execution of Prince Andrew. Not exactly my cup of tea but I fail to see how that's a criminal offence.
A while back the police said that:
This is a day of celebration, joy and pageantry for Great Britain. Any criminals attempting to disrupt it – be that in the guise of protest or otherwise – will be met by a robust, decisive, flexible and proportionate policing response.At the time I was concerned what that meant - the police, especially the Met, are not known for their "proportionate" responses.
- Cmdr Christine Jones, Metropolitan Police
I'm sorry, but this is disgusting. As a liberal the abuse of police powers and the politicisation of the police is despicable. It's happened too often under both the Brown, Blair, Major and Thatcher governments and it's happening again under this one. The difference is that this time we have Lib Dem MPs in government. This should not be happening. We have fought time and time again against exactly this kind of abuse of police powers.
Our MPs should be fighting against this. I sincerely hope that some of them will take notice. If you're reading this and have a Lib Dem MP, please forward this footage to them and ask them to do something about it.
This government should be drawing the line under such police behaviour, not turning a blind eye to it. Either we do something now or I for one will be unable to see anything beneficial about being in power. If we can't even stand up for our basic principles now we're in government then what's the point of the party?