Royal superfan arrested for 13 hours because she stood by Coronation protestors

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    A lifelong Royal Family superfan was arrested and held by Metropolitan Police for a whopping 13 hours for making the unfortunate mistake of standing next to Just Stop Oil's angry mob.

    Alice Chambers was standing on The Mall during Saturday's Coronation of King Charles when she was set upon by officers.

    She was handcuffed despite doing absolutely nothing wrong.

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    The 36-year-old Australian architect claims she was being arrested on suspicion of having the “potential to cause of breach of the peace” at 9am – around 90 minutes before the processions began.

    Speaking to the i about her ordeal, she said: “I was just sitting on my little stool and I noticed there was some yelling and then some police swooped in and were pushing the crowd back

    “I must have been right on the edge of that, I went to get up and two police officers just grabbed me and handcuffed me.

    “I don’t think they said anything, I think they arrested me before they asked a question.

    “I feel like once I was in the system they didn’t listen, I tried to explain that I wasn’t part of the group.”

    She did say that she was questioned on several occasions over the next 13 hours, and was forced to undergo physical searches as well as having her DNA, fingerprints and mugshots taken.

    Eventually, at 7pm, police finally realised they had made a mistake during another interview with her.

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    She explained: “I think the only question they asked me was, ‘Why were you on The Mall?''

    “I explained the whole thing, how I went down there at 7am to get a good spot, how I went one way and it was blocked and I ended up walking back to where there seemed to be some space.

    “They looked at each other and then they asked ‘have you ever heard of Just Stop Oil? I said, ‘Up until today no.’

    “They said we have no further questions and we’re really sorry you’ve been caught up in this.

    “That was the point I started crying and got emotional – that was the first time anyone had been able to listen to my side of the story.”

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    Despite admitting the mistake, she wasn't allowed out of Wandsworth Police Station until 10pm

    A spokesman for the Met Police said: “We are aware that a woman was arrested in relation to a protest on 6 May 2023.

    “The arresting officer was from Lincolnshire Police and the complaint has therefore been passed to the relevant force to investigate.

    “The Met will assist by providing any relevant information they require.”

    The Met Police has been slammed from several high profile Labour MPs in recent days, with an Urgent Question debate talking place in Parliament due to the outrage.

    The Government has backed the actions taken by the force throughout the entire Coronation proceedings.

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