On Saturday 6th May 2023, people celebrated the coronation of King Charles III. These celebrations were quite difficult to avoid: many businesses put up decorations, towns and cities planned events and social media was full of comments and photographs. The British government also gave people an extra day off work for the occasion.
However, not everyone was happy and supportive about the coronation. For example, some people do not agree that there should be a royal family and so do not support the new king.
During the coronation, there were lots of protests along the route that King Charles took to and from the ceremony. One protester made the following video – you can see the King’s procession pass by in the background.
Despite the fact that there were a lot of people protesting against the coronation, the protests were not shown on the television coverage of the event. Police were also seen to be removing protesters’ posters and moving protesters away from the main route.
We want to hear your views about this.
- If people do not support the new king, is it right if they join the celebrations or have the government-given day off?
- Is it right that protesters were not televised during the event?
- Should police have had a say in where or how protesters protested during the coronation?
Let us know in the comments below. Would you have joined the celebrations? Or would you have protested?