UK: Government’s protest plans ‘a direct attack’ on people’s rights

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In reaction to the Government’s proposal of new protest laws, Sacha Deshmukh, Amnesty International UK’s Chief Executive, said:

“These planned new measures are a direct attack on our right to peacefully protest, and if made into law they’ll be another nail in the coffin for freedom of expression in this country. 

“It’s vital that the rights to freedom of peaceful protest and expression are upheld - this is absolutely fundamental to any free and fair society.  

“We’re already living in a dark era of protest crackdowns following the Government’s hardline policing and public order acts, and these proposed new powers should be voted down by MPs and resisted by anyone worried about the continued clampdown on our rights in the UK.” 

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