Friday, April 22, 2011

Anti-monarchy protest the royal wedding day

Republicans from across Europe plan to demonstrate in London on April 29, the day of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, in favor of the abolition of the monarchy. As reported by The Daily Telegraph in its Thursday edition, the British pressure group Republic coordinate a demonstration in which activists from Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Holland and Belgium.

Anti-monarchists are at the wedding of William a golden opportunity to defend their cause, although they acknowledge that their protests will be drowned out by the millions of people who will come to express their sympathy to the British royal family. But Graham Smith of Republic, said: "Most citizens do not much care about the royal family, and when you have a story like this, people begin to think of the monarchy.

This allows us to give us better to know. " Since William and Middleton announced their engagement last November, the number of members to Republic has increased by 50% to more than 14,000, said Smith told the newspaper. According to the Swedish Republican Association, which will send three representatives to London, the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling dismissed last June supporting the monarchy in the Scandinavian country.

"An event of this type makes people think about the monarchy and Sweden, many came to the conclusion that it is an outdated and bizarre phenomenon," said Helena Tolvhed, spokesman for the association. Following the wedding of the heir to the Swedish throne, anti-monarchist groups from seven countries formed the Alliance of European Republican Movement, which held a meeting in London the day after the royal wedding.

Despite assertions Republic, only 13% of Britons favored the abolition of the monarchy, a 6% less than six years ago.

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