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Sat Apr 3 22:51:25 PDT 2021
Snotty hecklers and annoying protestors to be imprisoned...
UK wants more powers to charge protesters
The UK wants to update public order laws to create a new crime of
“Intentionally or recklessly causing public nuisance.”
According to Part 3, Section 59, anyone who “obstructs the public or a
section of the public in the exercise or enjoyment of a right” can be
charged if anyone in their vicinity “suffers serious distress, serious
annoyance, serious inconvenience or serious loss of amenity.”
And what is the punishment for causing “serious annoyance” or “inconvenience”?
Ten years in prison
The rule also applies if a perpetrator puts someone at risk of
suffering annoyance, inconvenience, or “disease.”
Ignore a Covid lockdown rule, potentially exposing others to disease?
Ten years in prison.
This bill is so broad that you could face ten years in prison for
walking too slowly on the sidewalk.
This insane proposal would allow the government to arrest and imprison
just about anyone it wants.
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