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Police ‘misusing’ terror laws
A parliamentary report published by the Joint Committee on Human Rights has warned that counter-terrorism laws are being abused by police in their dealing with protests. Legislation including the Terrorism Act has allowed a heavy-handed approach to peaceful protests including intimidation, the power to stop and search anyone within a certain boundary, and surveillance of […]
23 Mar 09

A parliamentary report published by the Joint Committee on Human Rights has warned that counter-terrorism laws are being abused by police in their dealing with protests.

Legislation including the Terrorism Act has allowed a heavy-handed approach to peaceful protests including intimidation, the power to stop and search anyone within a certain boundary, and surveillance of journalists involved in protests.

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