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Exploitation of War Memorials for protest to be an offence punishable by jail.

Submitted on Thursday 12th November 2020

Rejected on Thursday 19th November 2020

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Exploitation of War Memorials for protest to be an offence punishable by jail.

Petition Details

I would like Parliament to debate this issue and put forward a bill to outlaw the use of all war memorials for protest purposes. The disrespectful use of war memorials that honour war dead, who died to allow us all to have a free democracy, should be an arrestable offence, punishable by jail.

Additional Information

War memorials (such as the Cenotaph) are not political objects and are sacred memorials, a permanent reminder of the sacrifice made by so many who have died in wars, to preserve the right to freedom and democracy of the people of the United Kingdom. These memorials are for our war dead and therefore must be respected and protected from any type of political protest.


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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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