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Two arrests over soldier protest

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Anti-war protesters held up placards as the soldiers parade through Luton

Two men have been arrested following anti-war protests during a soldier's homecoming parade in Bedfordshire.

Both men, from Luton, were part of a demonstration while soldiers from the Royal Anglian Regiment marched through Luton on 10 March, police said.

The men have been arrested on suspicion of public order offences and are being questioned at Luton police station.

Protesters held placards saying "Anglian Soldiers Go To Hell" and "Butchers of Basra" during the event.

Det Insp Mark Upex said: "These arrests are part of an on going investigation into the events on 10 March and are the result of extensive enquiries and review of CCTV from the day in question.

"Further arrests are anticipated after which a file will be submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service for consideration."



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