Public Order Bill — Report (2nd Day) — Amendment 54 — 7 Feb 2023 at 17:30
Moved by Baroness Chakrabarti
54: After Clause 18, insert the following new Clause-“Protection for journalists and others monitoring protestsA constable may not exercise any police power for the principal purpose of preventing a person from observing or otherwise reporting on a protest or the exercise of police powers in relation to-(a) a protest-related offence,(b) a protest-related breach of an injunction, or(c) activities related to a protest.”Member's explanatory statementThis new Clause would protect journalists, legal observers, academics, and bystanders who observe or report on protests or the police’s use of powers related to protests.
Ayes 283, Noes 192.
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