The Metropolitan Police issued a statement following a viral video from Parliament Square in central London, when a barrister who was holding up a blank piece of paper was asked for his details by an officer.
“However, the overwhelming majority of interactions between officers and public at this time have been positive as people have come to the capital to mourn.”
Mr Powlesland said the officer told him he risked being arrested if he wrote “not my King” on the paper.
She was released from custody and is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at a later date.
On Monday afternoon, a 22-year-old man was arrested “in connection with a breach of the peace on the Royal Mile”, Police Scotland said.
A number of campaign groups have expressed concern at the way officers are policing protests as the new King is declared, with some warning the arrests may be unlawful.
A protester in the crowds as they watch an Accession Proclamation Ceremony at Mercat Cross, Edinburgh, publicly proclaiming King Charles III as the new monarch.ire Source: Press Association / Wattie Cheung/Scottish Daily Mail
Ruth Smeeth, chief executive of Index on Censorship, said the arrests were “deeply concerning”.
Jodie Beck, policy and campaigns officer at Liberty, said: “Protest is not a gift from the state, it is a fundamental right. Being able to choose what, how, and when we protest is a vital part of a healthy and functioning democracy.”
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