Opposition MPs have criticised government plans to give police greater powers to control protests as “draconian, undemocratic and disproportionate”.
The human rights committee of the UK parliament has called for evidence on the government’s new bill that would give police greater powers to restrict protest.
Labour has failed to block the government’s new policing bill which includes restrictions on the right to protest and criminalises unauthorised encampments.
MPs called on the home secretary tonight to abandon plans to give police greater powers to curtail the right to protest.
The UK government has announced changes to public order legislation that would give the police greater powers to restrict protests.