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Police order banner to be taken down

January 2020

Roland Parsons, Marble Arch, for illustration purposes only
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A police officer told a preacher at Speaker’s Corner to stop displaying a banner with a gospel message, even though he has been doing so for more than 20 years.

According to The Mail on Sunday two police officers told Roland Parsons he could no longer show his slogans and ordered him to remove them.

The 72-year-old former engineer has now vowed to go to court to challenge their actions for the sake of free speech and the gospel. ‘Preaching isn’t a crime’, he said.