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UK Judge Rules Christian Preacher Not in Violation of Hate-Speech Laws

Christian Street Preacher Wins Lawsuit After False Allegations of Hate Speech – Faithwire

2021-08-23 15:20:36



A female street preacher in the United Kingdom, who was arrested last year for allegedly threatening members of the public, was exonerated by a district judge.

Police detained Hazel Lewis, 49, on Feb. 12, 2020, outside Finsbury Park tube station in North London for reportedly making homophobic and racist comments. Several community members defended her during the arrest, asking police “What law has she broken?”

Allegations against Lewis included making a child cry and using hostile language toward a citizen. Police also charged her with harassment, causing alarm, and provoking distress.

Supported by the Christian Legal Centre, the preacher faced a full trial at Highbury Corner Magistrates…


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