Crimes While Protesting: Prosecutions

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons at on 9 May 2024.

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Photo of Luke Evans Luke Evans Conservative, Bosworth

The Minister rightly points out that there is a clear balance between democratic peaceful protest and the tactics used by the likes of Just Stop Oil to disrupt society. We have seen mass protests, mostly peaceful, on the London streets, but we did see damage, such as that to the Ministry of Defence, which is completely unacceptable. How do the new laws that we have passed in Parliament aid the prosecution of those who are not interested in peaceful protest?