Our right to protest is under threat.

A new government bill is threatening our right to protest. Have your say and raise your voice against this by following the links below.

Here is a letter from Dave Timms, Head of Political Affairs, Legal and Planning at Friends of the Earth.

I’LL SIGN THE LETTER

This bill represents an attack on some of the most fundamental rights of citizens. Citizens like the communities who successfully helped stop the climate-wrecking fracking industry from taking hold in our countryside.

The consequences of this huge bill will be vast – from peaceful protesters facing greater criminalisation, to nomadic Gypsy and Traveller communities finding their way of life being criminalised.

And like I said, the bill is being rushed through parliament with no chance for proper scrutiny. Normally, MPs and the public have weeks to examine bills before their second reading [3] in parliament. For this bill, we’ve been given just 3 days.

We think that the bill should concern everybody. So please add your name to our open letter today. The more people who speak up, the more chance we have of persuading the government to put the brakes on this incredibly dangerous attack on our freedoms.

I’LL SIGN THE LETTER

Thanks for reading,

Dave Timms
Head of Political Affairs, Legal and Planning

NOTES:
[1]
 You can see the bill here.
[2] You can read the open letter here.
[3] The second reading is the first opportunity for MPs to debate the bill.

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