Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is advocating for tighter protest laws in the U.K., prompted by recent unrest in Central London. The Sun has more.
The Prime Minister has drawn up five areas where legal loopholes need to be closed on policing – including making it easier to ban marches after Palestine activists dressed as Hamas killers and Right-wing thugs injured cops.
Trampling on statues and bus stops, as well as using flares and fireworks at protests will also be outlawed and laws on glorifying terrorists tightened.
The King and Queen led the two minutes silence at the Cenotaph without a hitch, less than 24 hours after violent chaos flared up on Whitehall, and Victoria Station was invaded by anti-Israel protesters.
Cops are probing dozens of hate incidents and antisemitic attacks, with Michael Gove thanking the police for rescuing him from the mob.
Tonight, Home Secretary Suella Braverman said more needed to be done to combat “sick, inflammatory and, in some cases, clearly criminal chants, placards” seen yesterday.
The Sun understands the clampdown would see:
- New laws drawn up to stop yobs climbing on statues, scaffolding and bus stops during protests.
- The law around fireworks, smoke bombs and flares tightened up.
- The threshold at which cops can ban marches and protests due to safety concerns lowered.
- The law on glorifying terrorists like Hamas is also to be tightened as cops say it is too vague to enforce currently.
Ministers are also looking at ways to restrict certain chants like ‘From the river to the sea’ made at protests by working with organisers to set conditions for approving demonstrations.
The clampdown being looked at in Downing Street comes after a day of hate in Central London and weeks of pro-Palestine protests were mired with antisemitic posters and chants.
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