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Extinction Rebellion has won in the courts. Now we must win this climate election | Tobias Garnett

The draconian ban on XR protests has rightly been ruled unlawful, but we need more than judges to fight the climate crisisThis morning the high court ruled that the Metropolitan police acted unlawfully when it introduced an unprecedented, London-wide ban on Extinction Rebellion protests last month. Imposed late in the evening of Monday 14 October, the move involved an application of the Public Order Act so draconian that it would usually require the home secretary's sign-off.The judgment invalidating that ban is clearly a victory for democratic process and the rule of law. The court agreed with our lawyers that the police had unlawfully overstepped the limits of their powers in a way that disproportionately curtailed the right to protest, and that while the police could impose conditions on protest gatherings, they could not prohibit them from happening altogether. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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