Reaction to poppy burning arrest


To clarify: You've a right to burn a (fake!) poppy. Whether I agree with the action is utterly irrelevant. Kent police are out of line.


Burning a poppy in disrespect of the dead is morally repugnant. But arresting someone for it is surely more so.


Well done @kent_police We will all sleep more soundly tonight after your arrest of the man who dared to post a picture of a burning poppy.

People have taken to social networking sites to give their reaction to man from Kent being arrested for posting a picture of a burning poppy. Here is a sample of some views.


Man bailed over 'poppy burning'

A man from Aylesham in Kent has been arrested for posting an image of a burning poppy on a social network site. He has been released on police bail.