When legitimate protest becomes disruptive
Yesterday the Prime Minister, Home Secretary, and Policing Minister met with police leaders, as we commit to cracking down on disruptive, illegal protests.
- The right to protest is something we will always protect in this country, but this should not stray into disrupting people’s lives – such as recent protests which have prevented people from doing their jobs, getting to school, and saving lives.
- Yesterday, the Prime Minister, Home Secretary, and Policing Minister met with police leaders to give their full support to cracking down on those protests and discuss if they require more powers or guidance about how to further address these guerrilla tactics we have seen.
- Those breaking the law should feel the full force of it, and as we progress with our Public Order Bill we will continue to give the Police the support they need to clamp down on illegal protests.