‘Criminalising our right to protest’: green groups’ anger over public order bill

Measures in Queen’s speech would have outlawed protests that won votes for women and legalisation of unions, say critics

Environmental campaign groups have hit out at the “draconian” protest crackdown bill announced in the Queen’s speech.

The new law appears to be targeted at groups such as Extinction Rebellion, Just Stop Oil and Insulate Britain who have used disruptive methods to draw attention to the climate crisis.

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Environmental activism, Environment, Protest, World news, Police, UK news, Extinction Rebellion, Insulate Britain, Just Stop Oil, Queen’s speech, Politics, UK civil liberties, Law UK news | The Guardian

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