British Army Veteran Arrested For Sharing A Meme On Facebook

British police say they no longer had the resources to investigate ‘low level crimes’ like burglaries, yet it seems they do have time to investigate ‘offensive’ memes

Video has emerged an army veteran being arrested by UK police after he shared a meme on Facebook that was claimed to have ’caused someone anxiety’.

51-year-old Darren Brady was arrested in Aldershot on Friday for re-posting a meme that showed LGBT flags arranged in the shape of a swastika.

Summit News reports: The meme was originally posted by conservative political activist Laurence Fox, whose Twitter account was subsequently locked, as reported by the Daily Mail

Fox explained that the meme is a way of bringing attention to Pride Month increasingly being “enforced with a sense of hectoring authoritarianism.”

Fox also retweeted this post, explaining the same point:

When Mr Brady re-posted the meme to Facebook, someone reported him to the police, who turned up at his house, not once but twice.

The first time, Brady said that the police gave him the ‘option’ of attending an “re-education course” at his own cost of £80 to avoid being arrested and potentially charged with a hate crime.

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