Anti-monarchy activists hang banner on Buckingham Palace to call for referendum

Archive – Charles III of England during an event in Cardiff, Wales – Matthew Horwood/PA Wire/dpa

British activists from the group Republic have hung a banner on the front gate of Buckingham Palace in London on Wednesday to demand a referendum on the future of the monarchy four months before the coronation ceremony of Charles III of England.

This is the first anti-monarchy protest to take place in the country against the coronation, scheduled for May 6, as indicated by the group itself on its website.

«Two activists from the group posted a sign on the gates of Buckingham Palace. It is the first protest against the coronation,» the activists have indicated. The banner reads «voting center».

In addition, the activists have called for a referendum on the future of the monarchy and are planning more protests in the coming weeks, as well as threatening a «big demonstration» during the coronation.

Charles III inherited the throne after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, last September.