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A new law should be passed to make it harder to hold protests on Remembrance Sunday, a Conservative MP has said.
Writing in The Mail on Sunday, Mr Seely says organisations with a history of violent disruption, or links with proscribed terror groups would have their marched ‘moved’ to another weekend.
Mr Seely, who sits on the Foreign Affairs Committee, writes: ‘The bar for protests on Remembrance Sunday should be higher than other weekends. It should be easier for police chiefs to say "no". It should be easier for the Home Secretary to ask.
‘Many of us would have assumed there was an unwritten rule that this weekend, above all, was sacrosanct. It’s time for that unwritten rule to become written.’
Bob Seely (pictured), who served in the Armed Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan , said the government should legislate to raise the bar that needs to be met to allow protests for future Remembrance days
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