Police officers face probes over waving rainbow flags for Brunei


London’s Metropolitan Police says it will investigate a clip that shows officers waving rainbow flags at an LGBT+ rights protest against the Sultan of Brunei near his London residence as the country Implemented the Sharia law with death penalty for homosexuality. An Ealing Labour councillor, Lewis Cox, staged the March 30 protest outside a London residence. However, a video recorded by an Ealing Labour group at the protest has caused controversy, as uniformed police officers sent to patrol the demonstration can be seen visibly supporting the demonstrators and waving the rainbow flags. Although police officers frequently march at Pride parades, Metropolitan Police regulations call for uniformed officers to remain neutral while on duty. T he regulations state: “A member of a police force shall at all times abstain from any activity which is likely to interfere with the impartial discharge of his duties or which is likely to give rise to the impression amongst members of the public that it may so interfere; and in particular a member of a police force shall not take any active part in politics.” It was confirmed to the media that the incident is now reviewed.


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