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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Anti-monarchy group 'Republic' stages Jubilee protest on the banks of the Thames

Protest by campaign group ahead of Queen's Diamond Jubilee river pageant.

Anti-monarchy protesters today staged a demonstration on the banks of the Thames ahead of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee river pageant.

The protesters, supporters of the campaign group Republic, held banners and placards saying “power to the people”, “citizen not subject”, and “democracy not monarchy” as they called for the abolition of the monarchy.

Republic is campaigning for an elected head of state to replace the monarchy.

They have also called for a new constitution that 'really puts power in the hands of voters.'

Today's protest involved a delegation from the Swedish republican movement as well as representatives of Republic from branches in Scotland and Wales. Read More