The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (PCSC) has prompted nationwide protests since it was announced in March 2021. Here’s why people are so angry about it.
About the Bill
‘Protest is the lifeblood of our democracy, and it’s under threat’
Raj Chada, a defence lawyer who represented the Colston Four, says prosecuting demonstrators is becoming a ‘reflex’ in the UK.
Pandemic evictions and the Police and Crime Bill leave travelling communities fearful of what comes next
As large-scale evictions of roadside camps and squats ramp up, and legislation criminalising trespass moves closer to becoming law, we talk to people in the firing line.
What is the Police and Crime Bill, why does it matter, and why are people so angry?
The wave of dissent ongoing in Bristol looks set to continue across the UK as the Home Office’s Police and Crime Bill progresses. What’s at stake in the proposed legislation, how will it impact individuals and communities, and what alternatives do its opponents propose?