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Chris Eubank Arrested For Breach Of The Peace

Sunday, February 25th, 2007 at 14:21 by Eliza E. Lanyard

Chris Eubank, the eccentric former boxer, swapped his monocle for manacles earlier this week when he was arrested for an alleged breach of the peace in Whitehall.

He was protesting against the sending of Prince Harry, aka ‘the spare’, to Iraq by driving his large american Peterbilt 379 truck around the streets of London with “Blair, don’t send our young prince to your catastrophic illegal war to make it look plausible.” emblazoned on the back of it.

It hasn’t got the immediate punchiness of political slogans of old like ‘Maggie Maggie Maggie Out Out Out’ but it makes his point about the war being catastrophic and illegal clearly enough.

Interesting how he only singles out Spare Harry as worth not sending, no mention of all the other non royals who have already been sent and in spite of a scaling down of troop numbers will continue to be sent over.

He was bailed from Charing Cross police station and is to return on 29 March 2007.

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3 Comments on “Chris Eubank Arrested For Breach Of The Peace”

  1. theo Says:

    Three cheers for Chris! Eccentric , I prefer unique, he may be but to me he has made a stand , his own unique stand, a democratic statement that will be thrown out of the courts and substantiate still further the accusation that this country is slowly but surely turning from a land of freedom of expression into a ’soft’ police state. How can it be a breach of the peace to make such a statement - this is a totally malevolent charge from a stupid policeman egged on by a stupid superintendent supported by at least one quasi-murderous assistant chief constable and certainly one mass murderous prime-minister.

  2. Sharon Says:

    OK, so I’m a confused, middle-aged female but . . . how does driving a van with a slogan on the back constitute a breach of the peace? It wasn’t as if he was inciting anyone to riot or anything. What happened to ‘Freedom of Speech” etc?

    Someone been relocating goalposts recently?

  3. Eliza E. Lanyard Says:

    Indeed, scarey isn’t it? it feels like soon the only opinions you’ll be able to express are those the government wants you to express.

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