The former Green Party MEP and environmental campaigner, Keith Taylor, has died, aged 69.
The government announced today it was reviving plans to make the popular protest technique of locking on a criminal offence.
The government’s controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill received Royal Assent today.
The protest tactic of locking on – used as far back as the Suffragettes – could become a criminal offence under new changes to the Policing Bill.
Priti Patel outlines plans to curb disruptive protests – they could lead to “unfair and arbitrary” arrests, say opponents
Courts will get new powers aimed at deterring disruptive protests, the home secretary announced this morning.
A parliamentary petition against legislation that has sparked protests across the UK is to be debated by MPs later this month.
Civil liberties campaigners have condemned police plans for dealing with demonstrations as an “assault” on human rights.
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.