Scottish police arrest three over protests after Queen’s death

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Scottish police said they made three arrests in Edinburgh related to breaches of the peace – causing disturbances – on Sunday and Monday as Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin was moved around the city.

A 22-year-old woman, who had been photographed holding an anti-monarchy sign, and a 74-year-old man who were arrested separately on Sunday were charged with violating the peace.

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The third, a 22-year-old man arrested on Monday along the Queen’s coffin procession route through Edinburgh, has yet to be charged.

Reuters was unable to verify the circumstances surrounding any of the arrests.

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So far, hundreds of thousands of bereaved people have gathered in the streets to see his hearse as he travels across the country, mostly drawing tears, applause or somber reflections.

On Monday, footage of a hearse carrying the queen’s coffin, followed on foot by her children, showed a protester addressing her son, Prince Andrew, before being pulled from the crowd by a man. He was then separated from the crowd by police officers.

Elizabeth died last Thursday (2) at her holiday home in Balmoral, in the Scottish Highlands, aged 96 after a 70-year reign, plunging the nation into mourning.

Source: CNN Brasil

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