British Transport Police say instruction to Jessie-Lu Flynn at BLM protest was unlawful

Police have apologised to a woman after she was challenged by officers at a Black Lives Matter demonstration for wearing an anti-Boris Johnson T-shirt and admitted that asking her to cover up the slogan on her clothing was unlawful.

Jessie-Lu Flynn, an actor and the founder of the immersive theatre company Wide Eyes, was wearing a T-shirt bearing the slogan “Fuck Boris” at a BLM rally in central London on 3 June. She said she had worn the T-shirt on more than a dozen occasions without being challenged by police.

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