The UK government has announced changes to public order legislation that would give the police greater powers to restrict protests.
More than 600 people have signed an open letter to senior police officers calling for an end to the categorisation of political campaigning as “domestic extremism”.
A long-awaited consultation is underway on new guidance for policing protests.
The police monitoring group, Netpol, is claiming victory after senior officers agreed to a consultation on changes to guidance on policing anti-fracking protests.
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