A Christian street preacher who was arrested for breach of the peace and had his Bible confiscated has been offered a £2,500 payout by the Metropolitan police.
Footage of the arrest of Oluwole Ilesanmi, showing him pleading with police “don’t take my Bible away”, has been viewed online almost 3m times.
On Tuesday, he will hand a petition to the Home Office, signed by 38,000 people, asking for greater protection for street preachers.
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— Dave Landrum (@DrDaveLandrum) July 28, 2019