Man charged with assault after Portsmouth mosque protest

A man has been charged with assaulting a police officer during a demonstration outside a Portsmouth mosque. The protest was held at the Jami Mosque on 13 November in response to the burning of poppies by Muslims Against Crusades in London on Armistice Day.

Blaise Robert Silvester, 20, of Stubbington Avenue, is also accused of affray. He was bailed to appear before Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court on 29 December.

BBC News, 16 December 2010