Hundreds of yellow-clad demonstrators gathered among the 10-deep crowds lining the procession route in central London to stand out from those clad in red, white and blue, and to hold up signs saying “Not My King”.
Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer told the BBC radio and television network about law enforcement´s hard decision on making the arrests during Charles III´s coronation.
There is no right to peaceful protest in the United Kingdom, said Smith, after being held for 16 hours at a police station.
Frazer recognized that the right of people to protest is really important, however, he estimated that demonstrators are now switching their methods.
In order to justify the police action, lashed out by human rights groups, the Culture Minister said the law enforcement officers should prevent disruption of UK citizen’s´ daily routine.
A Scotland Yard statement said the arrests were made on suspicion of affray, breach of the peace and conspiracy to cause a public nuisance during coronation.