Brighton born & bred
NSC Licker Extraordinaire
- Oct 20, 2022
Totally agree - and I was referring to the right to protest not the right to sit in the road as I clarified above.I 100 % agree with you that civil liberties are being eroded by the Tory’s. And quite deliberately so. From press freedom to the right to protest.
Having said that, blocking traffic by sitting in the road has always been unlawful and the police have historically been a lot more brutal with these type of protesters than they currently are.
Nobody who sits in the road, blocking traffic has ever been allowed to do so.
Nothing I have said contradicts that - I have reiterated that several times unlawful behaviour should be punished - but people do have a right to protest in this country still as far as I’m aware but if they break the law, then they should pay the price - Thats all I have said -I’m literally confused why someone (actually quite a few posters) are trying to construct straw arguments in response to me raising concerns about our civil liberties under this disgraceful Tory Government - at least 3 times, I have said the protesters deserve to be held accountable in law if they are found to have broken it. Not once have I defended their tactics BUT i have said we must be aware that our civil liberties are being eroded.
I get the feeling some people want to throw any protester in jail, after a good kicking from the police that is, without due process because they personally have been inconvenienced - and some it seems want to ban protest altogether.
Maybe people really would be happier living in a fascist dictatorship I suppose, then they wouldnt have to think for themselves, it would be done for them.