Wednesday, April 06, 2005

England - Opposition to Britain's monarchy has been gathering force in the run up to the wedding of Prince Charles to his longtime lover Camilla Parker Bowles. Police had been preparing for large and possibly disruptive demonstrations outside the services which were planned for Friday, but have been rescheduled so as not to conflict with the Pope's funeral. One group planning to protest is the anarchist Movement Against the Monarchy, who are expected to draw a large crowd. A Republican organization has taken out national newspaper advertisements and printed 20,000 "End the Royal Farce" leaflets for distribution.