ECHR backs decision to remove protesters planning to disrupt wedding with ‘zombie picnic’

The police acted legally when they arrested suspects planning a “zombie picnic” to disrupt Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled.

In a significant ruling on the use of preventative detention, the Strasbourg court backed decisions by British judges on the legality of removing demonstrators from the streets ahead of the ceremony.

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