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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:27 PM

UK man arrested for posting burning poppy picture on Facebook [View all]

A teenager arrested on Remembrance Sunday on suspicion of posting a picture of a burning poppy on Facebook is being questioned by police.

The 19-year-old was held after the image of a poppy being set ablaze by a lighter was reportedly posted online with the caption: "How about that you squadey cunts".
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Jamie's Pants, under @thisisrjg, tweeted: "We do not have a right to not be offended. We certainly don't have a right to lock up someone for offending some people," while Thom Lumley, tweeting as @Hotstepperrr, wrote: "Dear idiots at Kent Police, burning a poppy may be obnoxious, but it is not a criminal offence."

David Allen Green, a journalist and lawyer for the New Statesman, tweeting as Jack of Kent, wrote: "What was the point of winning either World War if, in 2012, someone can be casually arrested by Kent Police for burning a poppy?"



Poppies are the symbol of Remembrance/Armistice/Vet's day in Europe; yes it's offensive as hell, but...really? Stay classy, UK.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/nov/12/teenager-arrested-burning-poppy-facebook

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