PCSC Bill: Should Police be given the power to break up protests?

London, March 13th –  The controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill returned to the House of Commons in late February, after the Lords had made strong pro-free speech amendments to it.
Consider this. The Bill would ban citizens from causing what law enforcers interpret as “serious unease” on the street. In practice, this means censoring anyone who expresses a viewpoint deemed unpopular, from street preachers to praying Christian mothers and political activists.

Despite cross-party opposition to this radical legislation, the Government rejected the amendments. Human rights experts across the political spectrum are concerned that the Bill allows law enforcers to restrict our right to publicly express our views.

Jeremiah Igunnubole, ADF UK Legal Counsel, explains why in a conversation with Andrew Doyle on GB news.

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