Is praying peacefully a form of harassment?

1 November 2019

29-year-old Christian Hacking may be the first person in modern times to be arrested and prosecuted for praying in a public space in the UK.

Watch footage from the police body camera of Christian, who uses a wheelchair, being arrested for peacefully praying outside an abortion clinic. He was carried by four police officers to a riot van and was imprisoned for eight hours after he was alleged to have failed to comply with a Public Spaces Protection Order.

With help from the Christian Legal Centre, the charges against Christian have now been dropped, however his case still raises the question of whether praying in public should be a criminal offence.

Find out more about Christian Hacking
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