In another step to make the population comply with the police state, the government are pushing through more stealth legislation to give local councils the power to ban peaceful protests on the flimsiest of grounds.
In the government’s Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill, which is currently going through Parliament, there is a loosely worded section which gives local authorities the power to issue ‘Public Spaces Protection Orders’.
The orders can be used by councils, following consultation with police, to restrict any activity deemed to have a “detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality” – which effectively means that any peaceful activity could be banned because it has the potential to disrupt the operation of commercial and government interests.
The legislation allows local authorities to issue orders for up to three years to “all persons or only to persons in specified categories”, meaning that campaigning…
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