Climate change protesters Extinction Rebellion (XR) have won a High Court battle against a police ban on protests throughout London.
During their ‘autumn uprising’ last month Extinction Rebellion had a four-day ban imposed on their protests by police, stopping them from protesting anywhere in London.
While the Met Police argued the ban was the only way of tackling disruption caused by protests, XR’s lawyers described the action as “hastily imposed”.
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BREAKING: "It's a victory for those who want to draw attention to what scientists have been telling us for decades."
Extinction Rebellion win a High Court challenge against the Metropolitan Police over a London protest ban.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) November 6, 2019
And breathe. The City wide Section 14 order was not lawful. The right to assemble peacefully and protest has been upheld. It was chilling that a section 14 order was extended so suddenly to our whole city. I feel a weight lifting. https://t.co/E576pZnZoy
— Caroline Russell (@CarolineRussell) November 6, 2019
Words: Hannah Wilson