Policing bill

Why are anti-monarchy protesters being arrested after the Queen’s death?
Protest

Why are anti-monarchy protesters being arrested after the Queen’s death?

“If the people are protesting peacefully then there is no good reason why they should be arrested, and they shouldn’t be deterred from doing so”

Policing Extinction Rebellion protests cost the Met over £10million
Protest

Policing Extinction Rebellion protests cost the Met over £10million

Campaigners are warning a new law will lead to mass arrests.

Remember all those controversial laws that were passed? Many of them just came into force
Politics

Remember all those controversial laws that were passed? Many of them just came into force

Many of the new bills passed at the last-minute back in April come into force today, including the Borders Bill and the Policing Bill. Here’s a round-up of what they are and why some have proven extremely controversial.

Explained: How the Public Order Bill will clamp down on protests
Public Order Bill

Explained: How the Public Order Bill will clamp down on protests

Kill the Bill protesters vow to make new ‘anti-democratic’ laws unenforceable
Kill the Bill

Kill the Bill protesters vow to make new ‘anti-democratic’ laws unenforceable

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The Policing Bill threatens our democracy – this is time for anger, not despair
Martha Spurrier

The Policing Bill threatens our democracy – this is time for anger, not despair

Confirmed: Police will be able to crack down on noisy protests
Policing Bill

Confirmed: Police will be able to crack down on noisy protests

Government defeated for third time in a row on attempt to ban ‘noisy’ protest
Policing bill

Government defeated for third time in a row on attempt to ban ‘noisy’ protest

Police to gain powers to dictate protest times, as Lords expected to concede on policing bill
Politics

Police to gain powers to dictate protest times, as Lords expected to concede on policing bill

Sisters Uncut set off 1,000 rape alarms during a protest at Charing Cross police station
Violence Against Women

Sisters Uncut set off 1,000 rape alarms during a protest at Charing Cross police station

These MPs praised ‘brave’ Russian protesters – then voted to restrict protest in the UK
Policing Bill

These MPs praised ‘brave’ Russian protesters – then voted to restrict protest in the UK

Why the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is the perfect opportunity to axe the Vagrancy Act
Vagrancy Act

Why the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is the perfect opportunity to axe the Vagrancy Act

Government defeated 14 times as Lords throw out anti-protest laws
Policing bill

Government defeated 14 times as Lords throw out anti-protest laws

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Kill the Bill protests taking place across the country ahead of votes on Policing Bill
Activism

Kill the Bill protests taking place across the country ahead of votes on Policing Bill

Government blocks bid to scrap 200-year-old law that criminalises rough sleeping
Vagrancy Act

Government blocks bid to scrap 200-year-old law that criminalises rough sleeping

Police could be allowed to stop and search people ‘without suspicion’ in new protest crackdown
Activism

Police could be allowed to stop and search people ‘without suspicion’ in new protest crackdown

Policing bill will force people deeper into homelessness, experts warn
News

Policing bill will force people deeper into homelessness, experts warn

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