UK: Is dissent now illegal? How worried should we be?

Monday, 6 June 2022 — Goodlaw Project

Join me for a special Good Law Project live event: “Is the UK shutting down dissent? Protest in the new age of policing powers” on Wednesday 15 June at 5pm.

The Government has changed the law to make it easier for the police to restrict where and how we protest, and it’s set to do so again in the coming months. For many, freedom of
assembly is essential to a healthy democracy. Just how worried should we be about the new powers the Government has given the police, and itself, to limit protest?

Is this the end of protests? Is that a cause for celebration or concern? Are the new policing laws an unprecedented power grab or a necessary corrective to protect public
life? When the issue is as serious as the climate crisis, is there an argument for civil disobedience? We’re delighted to be joined by an expert panel to delve into these questions and more:

  • Roger Hallam, activist and founder
    of Extinction Rebellion
  • Parm Sandhu, former Met Chief
  • Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamim, author,
    campaigner and founder of Women in Leadership
  • Tom Wainwright, a leading lawyer in the field of protest law at Garden Court Chambers

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I look forward to seeing you


Jo Maugham
Good Law Project

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