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Our right to free speech must be protected
11:02am Tuesday 23rd October 2012 in Letters
YOUR article about the man wearing a T-shirt with the hand-written slogan; I am sure the vast majority of the public would disapprove and be disgusted by the slogan, just as I am.
But the question I find myself asking is, in this supposed free country where we are meant to have freedom of speech and expression, is it right to imprison someone for what our fathers and grandfathers fought for?
Do we want to end up like China, where they fear what they say may upset someone and, before they know it, end-up in prison just for having an opinion?
To me, freedom comes at a price. The price is sometimes people will say disgusting things, things people disagree with or get upset by.
But surely that is a price worth paying to live in a free country.
Your article has only gone to reinforce my fears for our country and our freedoms of speech.
Steven Mckittrick, Prenton.