Pina Colada Posted July 19, 2021 Share Posted July 19, 2021 (edited) 5 minutes ago, Roscommon said: looks like they are just arresting folks as per orders so that they can have Tomorrows headlines saying things like Violent protests, several arrests, bla, bla, bla. Helping to create division and demonize folks like ourselves. Pathetic, but predictable. Yes, predictable thanks to the new Police, Crime and Courts bill, that doesn't actually outlaw protests, although today, it was obviously interpreted that way, "Causing a nuisance" or whatever. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/police-crime-sentencing-and-courts-bill-2021-factsheets/police-crime-sentencing-and-courts-bill-2021-protest-powers-factsheet Having reviewed the evidence, our conclusion is that the police do not strike the right balance on every occasion. The balance may tip too readily in favour of protesters when – as is often the case – the police do not accurately assess the level of disruption caused, or likely to be caused, by a protest. These and other observations led us to conclude that a modest reset of the scales is needed. Edited July 19, 2021 by Pina Colada 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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