Freedom of speech, assembly, protest? All are nixed by new police powers

Appleton, Josie
Date Written:  2015-06-26
Publisher:  The Ecologist
Year Published:  2015
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX17667

UK police now have free rein to create 'dispersal zones' in public places, writes Josie Appleton. This allows them to exclude people for anything from street drinking to looking suspicious, being homeless, protesting, or merely 'congregating'. This represents a serious breach of our Common Law and Magna Carta rights.

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