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Call to ban ‘static’ demos: Police should have the power to stop stationary protests, watchdog says

Police should be given powers to ban 'static protests' by groups such as Extinction Rebellion and Black Lives Matter, a watchdog says today. Officers sometimes fail to take into account the disruption that stationary protests cause for nearby residents and businesses, a major report found. Pictured: Extinction Rebellion protesters in London in January 2020 [File photo]

Call to ban ‘static’ demos: Police should have the power to stop stationary protests by groups such as BLM and Extinction Rebellion, watchdog says Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services said forces should be able to ban ‘static’ demos in the same way as protest marches A report by the watchdog…

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Priti Patel urges police watchdog to review handling of eco-protesters

Priti Patel wants a police watchdog to closely examine whether forces have wrongly allowed hugely disruptive rallies to be mounted ¿ even though they interfere with other people¿s daily lives

Priti Patel urges police watchdog to review handling of eco-protesters amid fears demonstrators have been allowed to run amok Home Secretary concerned police are too timid in tackling large-scale protests  Review seeks to ensure those causing extreme disruption face full limits of law It could ultimately mean ringleaders face jail time rather than a slap…

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