Public Order

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:49 pm on 8th June 2020.

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Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine Conservative, Winchester 4:49 pm, 8th June 2020

Everyone has the right to peaceful, lawful protest, but in a pandemic they do not, whatever the cause, have the right to act in a way that could impact on others who choose not to hit the streets in a mass gathering. Does the Home Secretary take the view that as well as Ministers pleading with the public to stay away on health grounds, police forces should warn those who organise such events that they are organising what are currently illegal gatherings?