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BBC Protest: 11:30am, May 11 at Broadcasting House

Republic supporters will be gathering outside Broadcasting House on May 11 to protest against the corporation's continued promotion of the monarchy.

Protesters will gather at 11am for an 11:30am start on Saturday May 11.

Protest planned as Republic demands BBC stop promoting the monarchy

Republic has pledged to step up its campaign against the BBC's pro-royal coverage following the broadcaster's announcement of a season to 'celebrate' the Queen's coronation. The campaign group has met with BBC executives in the past over their continuing pro-royal bias.

Republic condemns "immoral" #royalpayrise

Campaign group Republic has responded to the news that the royal household will receive an extra GBP 6m after a new system for funding the monarchy came into force.

Republic challenges BBC over Prince William documentary

Democracy group Republic has today challenged the BBC over its continuing role as propagandist-in-chief for the royal family. The move follows news that the broadcaster will be showing a four part series following prince William in his job as a search and rescue helicopter pilot.

Queen's tourist pull questioned as train museum proves more popular than Buck Palace

Figures released today by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) have challenged the conventional wisdom that the monarchy is a big tourist draw. The British Museum topped the annual league table of admission numbers, with 5.6m visitors in 2012.

MPs challenge to Prince Charles tax avoidance welcome: Republic

Campaign group Republic has today welcomed the news that the Commons public accounts committee is challenging the Duchy of Cornwall's tax status. The Duchy avoids paying any corporation tax, an issue Republic raised with the authorities in December.

Royal finances scrutiny welcomed by Republic

Republic has welcomed reports that an influential Commons committee is considering a wide ranging review of royal finances.

Republic: Royal succession bill debate "a sad day for democracy"

Campaign group Republic has slammed Nick Clegg for "railroading" his succession bill through parliament without allowing a full debate on the monarchy.

Support amendments to succession bill, Republic tells MPs

Support amendments to succession bill, Republic tells MPs Republic has written to all MPs calling on them to challenge the Succession to the Crown bill next week and to support amendments that would end the succession altogether.

Royal veto over laws must be scrapped: Republic

Following revelations in the Guardian Republic has called for the royal veto over legislation to be scrapped. The campaign group is also calling for a full investigation into the extent of the royal consent rules and what laws have been amended on the direction of the Queen or Prince Charles.

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