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The Re:search Re:imagined podcast is a platform for original ideas and bold, courageous thinkers. From online addictions and religious freedom, to transgender rights and dark tourism, each episode of this podcast will explore how research is helping to deepen our understanding of the world.

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Professor Tom Lewis

Episode 15

Freedom to Protest vs Freedom from Disruption: do the latest legal changes strike the right balance?

The UK has a long history of protest, from the suffragette movement of the early 1900s to the miner’s strikes in the   80s - protests are fundamental to UK democracy. Disruptive tactics have been used throughout history, however activist groups like Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil have generated widespread controversy over recent years for damaging public monuments and causing disruption at major public celebrations and events.

The Public Order Act 2023 was passed in May 2023 to address the chaos caused by ‘extremist’ protesters, particularly targeting actions such as ‘locking-on’ to buildings or highways. However, the new bill has been criticised by human rights organisations such as Amnesty International UK for “restricting people’s fundamental rights to peaceful protest". So what do these changes mean? Do the police really have more powers to stop protests?

In this episode of the Re:search Re:imagined podcast, we ask Nottingham Law School Professor Tom Lewis for his take on the Public Order Act and the implications for protesters.
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