‘Not my king’ protesters launch demo in Liverpool as Charles and Camilla are due to arrive
- Protesters have gathered outside the city’s Central Library holding placards
‘Not my king’ protesters have launched a demonstration in Liverpool as Charles and Camilla are due to arrive.
Protesters have gathered outside the city’s Central Library as the King and Queen are expected to visit to officially mark the library’s twinning with Ukraine’s first public library, the Regional Scientific Library in Odesa.
The royal couple plan to meet with key partners involved in both a two-week cultural festival that will run alongside the Eurovision contest, and Eurolearn, a Eurovision-inspired education programme for primary and secondary pupils.
A protester named only as George said: ‘We are here because we want to live in a democracy that is actually true to the word democracy.’
He said it was ‘outrageous’ that we ‘still have an unelected head of state in 2023.’
‘It is a signal that we have sheer inequality in this country and we need to make our voices known,’ he added.
Placards read ‘not my King’ as protesters gather outside Liverpool Central Library
Protesters have gathered outside the city’s Central Library as the King and Queen are expected to visit
Groups of protesters holding yellow signs which read ‘NOT MY KING’
The protest comes after anti-monarchy pressure group Republic were present outside York Minster on April 6 as King Charles III and Queen Camilla attended a Maundy Thursday service.
Around 30 activists from the pressure group staged the latest protest against the Royal Family, holding aloft banners reading ‘Not My King’.
Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Republic have gained momentum by promoting the #NotMyKing.
The hashtag has become increasingly popular since King Charles ascended to the throne in September 2022, with some members of the public raising fresh questions about the necessity for a monarchy in the United Kingdom.
Republic previously held similar protests in London, as well as booing King Charles and Queen Camilla in Colchester, Essex in March 2023.
Republic is a pressure group calling for an end to the UK’s system of constitutional monarchy.
Set up in 1983 as a group of republicans and officially founded as pressure group in 2006, Republic wants to replace a royal head of state with an elected figure.
It would bring the UK into line with countries such as Germany, which has both a political leader, currently Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and an elected head of state, the President of Germany, currently Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
More to follow.
‘We are here because we want to live in a democracy that is actually true to the word democracy.’
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