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date: 04 June 2023

p. 1388. Freedom to protest and police powerslocked

p. 1388. Freedom to protest and police powerslocked

  • Richard ClementsRichard ClementsAssociate Lecturer, University of Exeter


The Q&A series offers the best preparation for tackling exam questions. Each chapter includes typical questions, diagram problem and essay answer plans, suggested answers, notes of caution, tips on obtaining extra marks, the key debates on each topic, and suggestions on further reading. This chapter is all about the freedom to protest and police powers. Freedom to protest is protected by common law, statute, and the European Convention on Human Rights. The questions looked at here consider issues such as public order law; the right to protest; the right to freedom of peaceful assembly; and police powers to arrest and search on reasonable suspicion.

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