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A man from Kent has been arrested for posting an image of a burning poppy on a social network site
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 27529041:MV8yMDQ4NTE2XzM0NDIzNjEwX0JFRDY0RDg1] David Allen Green, a journalist and lawyer for the New Statesman, tweeting as Jack of Kent, wrote: "What was the point of winning either World War if, in 2012, someone can be casually arrested by Kent Police for burning a poppy?" Exactly. The fascism they were fighting has arrived anyway, through the back door. [/quote]
Kent Police said in a statement that the man, from Aylesham, had been detained last night on suspicion of making malicious telecommunications and that he was in custody awaiting interview.
The force did not say whether the arrested man actually burned the poppy, or just posted the photo online.
The arrest was met with disbelief on Twitter, where people mounted a fierce discussion over civil liberties.
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