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Extinction Rebellion: rights experts say peaceful protest in UK under threat

Liberty condemns ‘unworkable restrictions, fines and arrests’ used by police to stifle rallies

Civil liberty experts have warned that peaceful protest is under threat in the UK, after the environmental campaigners were targeted with pre-emptive arrest and “unworkable restrictions” were placed on this week’s Extinction Rebellion (XR) demonstrations.

Thousands of people have taken to the streets this week to highlight the escalating climate emergency and demand urgent action from the government.

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