Police have banned climate campaigners Extinction Rebellion (XR) from protesting in London in a move human rights groups have condemned as “chilling”. What power does the police have to do this? Is it lawful? RightsInfo explores.
Speech & Protest
Human rights means that we are free to speak our minds in public, journalists’ sources must be protected, the state can’t interfere with peaceful protests without a good reason.
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Police can ‘kettle’ demonstrators to keep the peace
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Four people were kettled (forcefully contained) in a crowd by riot police during a demonstration in Central London. The police's actions were lawful, as their purpose was to prevent an imminent breach of the peace.