Crime bill: Lords defeats for government’s protest clamp-down plans

Peers vote against plans to clamp down on noisy protests and in favour of making misogyny a hate crime. …

“A responsible government, one that stands up for the rule of law, must also defend the rights and freedom of the law-abiding majority,” she said. “Their rights cannot and must not be trampled on by a small minority of protesters, who believe they should not be answerable to the law and should be given carte blanche to cause any amount of disruption at any cost.”


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