A teenager participating in a peaceful protest outside a church of Scientology in England faces prosecution now for carrying a sign that had the word “Cult” on it.
The Guardian reports:
“The incident happened during a protest against the Church of Scientology on May 10. Demonstrators from the anti-Scientology group, Anonymous, who were outside the church’s £23m headquarters near St Paul’s cathedral, were banned by police from describing Scientology as a cult by police because it was “abusive and insulting”.”
The same article says that London police came under fire two years ago when it emerged that more than 20 officers received gifts from the Church of Scientology.
As for the prosecuted teenager, he is currently looking for legal advice.