A woman who held an anti-monarchy sign at the formal declaration of King Charles III’s accession’s to the throne in Edinburgh, Scotland on Sunday was arrested, police said.

The 22-year-old — whose sign read “F–k Imperialism! Abolish Monarchy” — was cuffed in “connection with a breach of peace,” a spokesperson for Police Scotland told The Post.

It is unclear if she has been charged.

The woman was among protesters who aimed to disrupt the ceremony, which involved officials repeating the declaration made on Saturday in London that Charles was the new sovereign of the United Kingdom.

Many in the crowd told the woman to show some respect, but one person apparently defended her, saying “Let her go, it’s free speech,” according to the Evening Edinburgh News.

Boos could be heard during the declaration from some of those present.

King Charles III ascended the throne following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II.
King Charles III ascended the throne following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II.
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The protesters were part of a group calling for Scotland to secede from the UK and become a republic, according to The Herald Scotland.

The ceremony was one of many to be held throughout other cities, counties and towns to formally announce Charles’ accession.



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