Liberty responds to Lords vote on policing bill

Posted on 27 Apr 2022

On Tuesday 26 April, Peers voted in favour of noise-based restrictions on protest as part of the Government’s Policing Bill – after voting three times against the measures.

Sam Grant, Head of Policy and Campaigns at Liberty, said:

“The police, crime, sentencing and courts bill is an attack on the fundamental right to protest. Last night, Peers voted through the Government’s plans to shut down noisy protests and criminalise people in attendance.

“The policing bill has faced opposition from all corners of society in recent months, and as a result of the tireless work of campaigners, parliamentarians and members of the public, some of the worst excesses of the bill have been removed.

“However, the effects of the bill will still be incredibly concerning – particularly for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, and those already affected by over-policing. Liberty will continue to stand up against abuses of power, defend the right to protest, and resist this government’s attempt to make itself untouchable.”


I'm looking for advice on this

Did you know Liberty offers free human rights legal advice?

What are my rights on this?

Find out more about your rights and how the Human Rights Act protects them

Did you find this content useful?

Help us make our content even better by letting us know whether you found this page useful or not

Need advice or information?