Rishi Sunak announces police can attack climate protesters before they wreak havoc

COPS will be able to quickly take down climate protesters before they wreak havoc on the public, Rishi Sunak will announce.

The Prime Minister also wants to close a loophole through which eco-zealots like Just Stop Oil can get away with “slow” tactics that wreak havoc on drivers.

Rishi Sunak will announce that police officers can quickly take action against climate protesters before demos

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Rishi Sunak will announce that police officers can quickly take action against climate protesters before demosPhoto credit: Darren Fletcher
The Prime Minister said:

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Prime Minister said: ‘It is not acceptable and we will end it’Photo credit: Reuters

The police are demanding clearer rules about when they can break up disruptive demonstrations.

Ministers will today table an amendment to the flagship Public Order Act to allow officials to intervene sooner.

In November, The Sun stressed the importance of early action by alerting police to a conspiracy to block the M25.

As a result, protesters were thwarted within an hour of scaling the Dartford Tunnel portals.

Mr Sunak said: “We cannot allow protests that are carried out by a small minority and disrupt the life of the ordinary public.

“This is unacceptable and we will end it.

“Police have asked us for more clarity on how to crack down on these guerrilla tactics and we have listened.”

The legal definition of “serious disorder” will be broadened and police will be able to more easily treat repeat offenders as serial offenders.

Met boss Sir Mark Rowley said: “It is clear that everyone has the right to protest.

“However, police are increasingly becoming embroiled in complex legal battles over the balance between this right to protest and the rights of others to go about their daily lives free from serious disturbance.”

The College of Policing is creating new guidance so officers know exactly what action to take.

Meanwhile, a Labor donor boasted about giving cash to eco-fighters yesterday.

Dale Vince told The Sunday Times: “I believe in Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil. I don’t agree with all of their tactics, but I don’t have to.

“You bring focus and attention to a really important issue.”

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DevanCole

DevanCole is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DevanCole joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: devancole@dailynationtoday.com.

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