Pig-mask-wearing protester arrested for impersonating a cop

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A British man got skewered by police for donning a pig mask to protest their behaviour at an anti-fracking rally.

According to the Manchester Evening News, Steven Peers - who was wearing the mask, a toy replica of a policeman's helmet and hi-vis jacket around Manchester's city centre - was arrested on suspicion of impersonating a police officer.

Peers told the paper on Friday he has often donned the outfit to perform "comical parodies" of Greater Manchester Police after watching them clash with environmental activists at Barton Moss in Salford, where energy company iGas has built a shale gas test well.

 

"My reaction to being arrested was total disbelief. I was wearing a toy hat and a pig mask and was arrested for impersonating a police officer. It's ridiculous," Peers told the Evening News. "If they want to take it to court they will be a laughingstock because there is no substance to it whatsoever.

"I don't think it's antagonistic. It's just a parody making fun of GMP," Peers said.

 


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