Members of the anti-monarchy group The Republic stage a protest inside Buckingham Palace.
A group of anti-monarchy activists on Saturday held what organizers described as the “first ever” protest at home. Buckingham Palace.
Britain’s largest anti-monarchy group, Republic, said in a statement: “A group of local activists from across the UK visited the palace as tourists, before standing in the Great Hall.”
The group posted a photo showing protesters standing inside the palace wearing T-shirts reading “Not Mine.”
“The protest is the latest in a series of actions aimed at moving the debate about the future of the monarchy forward,” Republic said in a statement.
The group said security briefly detained six of the activists involved, before they were escorted out the front gate.
Buckingham Palace told CNN it does not comment on security matters. CNN has contacted the London Metropolitan Police for comment.
Organizers described the protest as “a remarkable statement of intent, as citizens stood in the home of the monarchy to declare their opposition to hereditary power.”
In a statement, the group’s chief executive, Graham Smith, described King Charles III as an “untouchable monarch” who was neither “immune to criticism nor enjoyed the respect that protected the monarchy when his mother was on the throne.”
“The Republic will continue to protest against the monarchy across the country, with the next protest scheduled to be the official opening of Parliament on November 7,” Smith added.
The group was also involved in organizing anti-monarchy protests around King Charles’ coronation earlier this year.
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