Police unswayed by road-block ruling ahead of London climate protests

Metropolitan police vow to tackle ‘wilful obstruction’ in spite of supreme court’s Ziegler judgmentPolice preparing for a new campaign of Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests in London have said they will not be deterred by a recent supreme court ruling that obstruction can be a legitimate and lawful form of protest.The Ziegler judgment, handed down by the supreme court in June, had ruled that the exercising of protest rights could constitute a “lawful excuse” for obstructing the highway, even if the protest is considered disruptive. Continue reading… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/20/police-unswayed-by-road-block-ruling-ahead-of-london-climate-protests

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