Boris Johnson to force through new anti-protest curbs in Queen’s speech

Posted: 10th May 2022

Government to announce new offences to stop protesters from ‘locking on’ to infrastructure 

Extinction Rebellion protesters locked together in Oxford Circus LondonExtinction Rebellion protesters locked together in Oxford Circus, London. New criminal offences of ‘locking on’ and going equipped to lock on to others, objects or buildings will now carry a maximum penalty of six months’ imprisonment and an unlimited fine. Photograph: James Veysey/Rex/Shutterstock
Mon 9 May 2022 22.30 BST

Boris Johnson’s government will force through police powers to prevent disruptive yet peaceful protests as one of 38 new bills in Tuesday’s Queen’s speech.…
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