Three British street preachers will appear before a British court Thursday charged with public order offenses for preaching the gospel and offending bystanders.
On July 6th, 2016, Michael Overd, Adrian Clark and Michael Stockwell were sharing about the differences between Islam and Christianity at an outdoor event in Bristol, England.
Then police officers interrupted the event and forced them to stop speaking to a crowd that had gathered.
Michael Overd was wearing a body camera at the time and captured the moment when a police officer forcibly removed the three from the scene.
“You are causing a disturbance,” said a police officer to Overd. “You are not welcome, okay?”
The police officer proceeded to ask Orverd for his personal details.
“I’m going to give you a Dispersal Notice to leave the area,” the police officer told Overd. “I’m not going to leave the area,” Overd replied.
A few minutes later, video shows Overd being forced to the ground by the officer.
“I’ve got a bad back, sir,” Orverd can be heard screaming in the video. “Then, get up! Get up!” shouts the officer. “You are hurting my arm,” Overd replied.
Later, the officer accuses Overd of challenging homosexuality and Islam, and upsetting the peace, to which Mr Overd responds that he and his friends were “just saying what the Bible says.”
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SOURCE: CBN News