- May 9, 2021
If the law is wrong, how far would you go to defend your rights? If the Bill pass the police will have more power to tackle “non-violent” protests if they are significantly disruptive to the public or on access to Parliament. According to the Bill, if someone commits the crime of “serious harm to the public”, which can include “serious annoyance, serious inconvenience or serious loss of amenity” they could face a fine or jail. But it’s common knowledge that a protest has to cause disruptions to be effective. William Ranieri spoke with Howard Beckett from UNITE ahead of the peaceful protest against the Bill that took place in Brighton on International Workers Day, the 1st of May where hundreds of people gathered and marched in the City.