Being arrested for praying is on the road U.S. progressives are dragging us down.
Sure, yes, this is in England, which does not have a First Amendment:
A charity volunteer has been arrested and charged on four counts after she told the police she “might” be praying silently, when questioned as to why she was standing on a public street near an abortion facility.
This appears to be video of the arrest.
Do not doubt, however, that this milestone exists farther down the road that progressives and Democrats want to take the United States, in a world where speech can be violence.
The prospect is even worse than it seems, however. These are not objective, even-handed rules that apply to everybody. The way they get to “speech is violence” is by creating protected classes (e.g., minorities) and favored activities (e.g., abortion) that call for special protection. Your speech is violence, but their violence is speech. Thus, they can shut down roads and attack pro-life organizations, but silent prayer as you stand on the street is forbidden.