Urgently ask the Home Secretary to protect the freedom of Christian street preachers to preach on our streets
A video of street preacher Oluwole Ilesanmi being arrested outside Southgate Underground station has been seen by millions of people worldwide.
It's not the first time a Christian street preacher has been wrongly arrested in the UK. Christian street preachers should be free to share the gospel, even where it means challenging the beliefs of others. The law rightly protects freedom of speech, even if it offends, shocks or disturbs others. But too often, police officers have shown themselves either to be ignorant of this freedom, or unwilling to uphold it. This leads to a chilling effect, where people are increasingly unwilling to say what they believe, for fear of arrest.
Please ask the Home Secretary to urgently investigate what guidance and training is being given to police officers nationwide to ensure that they protect the freedom to preach in public.
Find out more by clicking here: https://www.christianconcern.com/our-issues/freedom-of-speech/police-caught-out-by-street-preacher-evidence
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Petition to: Home Secretary