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Man charged with officer assault after mosque protest

Jami Mosque
Image caption The protest took place outside the Jami Mosque

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.

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