Throughout the spring, hundreds of thousands of people across the country marched, signed petitions, and spoke out against the catchily-titled Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. Critics say the Bill would curb our freedom of speech and assembly by giving the police new powers to crack down on protest. The Bill was successfully delayed - but it’s due to resurface in Parliament next week.
So what’s actually in the Police Bill? How will it affect Black and other people of colour? And why is the government pushing it through Parliament now?
Ayeisha is joined by Zehrah Hasan, barrister, & founding member and director of Black Protest Legal Support and Becka Hudson, PhD researcher at UCL and Birkbeck, and criminal justice campaigner.
-Read Who dreamt up the police bill? The police, of course by Same Knights https://novaramedia.com/2021/03/25/who-dreamt-up-the-police-bill-the-police-of-course/
-Find out more about Black Protest Legal Support and follow them on Twitter https://blackprotestlaw.org/ @blkprotestlegal
-Follow Legal Sector Workers United (UVW) on Twitter @LSWUnited
-For updates on Kill the Bill actions, follow Sisters Uncut @SistersUncut and Black Lives Matter UK @ukblm
-Find out more about the 4FRONT project https://www.4frontproject.org/
Music by Candlegravity, used under Creative Commons licence.
Researched by Margaret Welsh. Produced by Becky Malone.
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