Street Preacher Asked to Stop Activity

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: September 15, 2008

Category: Government Restrictions

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Governmental



The St Edmundsbury Borough Council told open air preacher, Brian Dee, who had been preaching in the marketplace in Bury St Edmunds for over 10 years, that he was not allowed, under a local bye-law aimed at reducing litter, to distribute tracts. A strongly worded letter was sent to the Council warning that Mr Dee had a right to preach and distribute tracts and if the Council continued to interfere with his rights legal action would be taken. The Council backed down conceding that there was no evidence that Mr Dee had caused a litter problem and accepted that he could continue preaching and distributing tracts.

Sources:
http://www.eauk.org/current-affairs/publications/upload/Clearing-the-ground.pdf
http://www.christian.org.uk/news/council-backs-down-over-christian-tracts/