Americans often cannot quite understand that our determination to mythologize other leaders is not always shared by that leader's fellow citizens. But I have no doubt Thatcher would totally agree with this bullying action.
Campaigners reacted angrily tonight after Scotland Yard suggested protesters should consider avoiding Baroness Thatcher’s cortège – because they face arrest under a controversial public order law. A Metropolitan Police spokesman told The Independent that demonstrators were more likely than usual to be held under Section 5 of the Public Order Act, because mourners are considered particularly vulnerable to suffering distress.There is, of course, a tad bit of difference between protesting at or near the funeral of a former political leader and the actions of the folks of Westboro Baptist Church. Maybe they could just play this song -- a big hit -- within a few hundred yards of the procession? [cross-posted at Firedoglake]