An elderly Christian street preacher has been arrested in the U.K. for ‘disturbing the peace’ with his Christian message.
The man was preaching outside Southgate tube station in London when two police officers ordered him to leave.
“What are you doing here?” the officer asked.
“I’m preaching,” the man replied.
“You’re preaching,” the officer said. “I’m going to require you to go away or I will arrest you for breach of peace. Plain and simple.”
“What breach of peace?” the man asked.
“It’s what you’re doing at the moment. You’re causing problems. You’re disturbing peoples’ days. And you’re breaching their peace. So, for that to be dealt with, if you won’t go away voluntarily, we will have to arrest you,” the officer threatened.
“I will not go away,” the preacher replied. “Because I need to tell them the truth. Because Jesus is the only way, the truth and the life.”
“I appreciate that, but nobody wants to listen to that. They want you to go away,” the officer said before handcuffing the elderly man. Another officer stepped in, ripping the preachers Bible from his hands.
“Don’t take my Bible away. Don’t take my Bible away” the man said.
“You should have thought about that before being racist,” the officer said with a smirk.
This afternoon an African Christian preacher was arrested in London for preaching about Jesus Christ. This is very sad to see. What happened to freedom of speech? pic.twitter.com/BId74SOgun
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) February 23, 2019