The Guardian view on the police bill: a fight for the right to protest | Editorial

Labour and the Lords must take a stand against the draconian crackdown on demonstrators proposed by ministers An already illiberal police and crime bill threatens to become even more so, if 18 pages of amendments added to it by the government in the House of Lords last month are accepted. A new criminal offence of obstructing major transport works, the expansion of stop and search powers and a new power for police to ban named people from demonstrations are clearly intended to strangle off what ministers are worried could be a new line in disruptive climate protests, after two months… Source – Full Article

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