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The Police Bill poses a huge threat to our right to protest for Palestine.

Under the Bill, the police would be able to shut down a protest that is ‘too disruptive’. But protests must be disruptive to drive change.

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The Police Bill poses a huge threat to our right to protest for Palestine.

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill significantly threatens one of our most basic rights in this country: the right to protest. It first emerged as a response to environmental protests, but it now threatens all protests across Britain.

The Bill includes a range of measures that will make standing up for what you believe more difficult. This includes Palestinian human rights.

Under the proposed Bill the police will be able to shut down any protest that is too disruptive, Stop and Search anyone who might be carrying equipment for a protest and ban certain individuals from any sort of protest. It also includes provisions against locking-on and blocking highways to major routes and motorways.

Certain aspects of the Bill were rejected by the House of Lords in January 2022, so the Bill will now return to the House of Commons to be amended by MPs. We are urging MPs to do all within their power to fight this repressive legislation and protect our right to protest.

Protect the right to protest and raise your voice for Palestine: write to your MP now and urge them to oppose this repressive legislation as a matter of the utmost importance.

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What is the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill?

An Act of Parliament which grants more power to the police. It seriously threatens the right to protest in Britain.

The Bill first emerged as a response to environmental protests, but it now threatens all protests across Britain.

What does the Bill propose?

The police will be able to:

-Shut down any protest that is too disruptive

-Stop and Search anyone who might be carrying equipment for a protest

-Ban individuals from any sort of protest

-It also includes provisions against locking-on and blocking highways to major routes and motorways.

But the House of Lords objected to the Bill in January 2022 – why do I need to write to my MP?  

Certain aspects of the Bill were rejected by the House of Lords in January 2022, so the Bill will now return to the House of Commons to be amended by MPs.

MPs will likely want to push back on some of the decisions made in the House of Lords, so we need to maintain pressure to protect our right to protest.

What can I do to protect my right to protest?

Write to your MP now and urge them to oppose this repressive legislation as a matter of the utmost importance. This Bill represents an attack on our most basic rights as members of a democratic society. We must do all in our power to protect our right to protest.