Havant Liberal Democrats have called for the bill which takes away our freedoms to be stopped in its tracks.
The 300 page Bill would see sweeping powers given to the Home Office to restrict the right to protest, giving police new powers to disrupt protests, marches and assemblies, make it easier to criminalise organisers and participants and increase prison sentences for them.
Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Alistair Carmichael said:
“These new Conservative laws to crackdown on protests are dangerous and draconian.
“The right to peaceful assembly and protest is a fundamental human right. It has always been a crucial part of our democratic society.
“These new laws are part of the Conservative Government’s anti-democratic attempts to silence any opposition to its policies. Liberal Democrats in Parliament will fiercely fight them at every step of the way.”
Paul Gray, Local Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Havant, added:
We must stop this Bill in its tracks. An attack on our right to disagree is an attack on our liberty. Britain has always prided itself with being a country open to different opinions. This country gave birth to the modern concept of liberty nearly 400 years ago and now we are threatened with a government intent on destroying all that. Not only is this an attack on liberty, it is an attack on our history and culture.