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Extinction Rebellion: High Court rules protest ban unlawful

Related Member(s):
Phillippa Kaufmann QC
Related Practice Area(s):
Human Rights, Public Law, Police Law, Crime and Regulatory Law

Supporters of Extinction Rebellion have won a High Court challenge against the Metropolitan Police over a ‘ban’ on any Extinction Rebellion Autumn Uprising (XRAU) protests within London. The High Court handed down the unequivocal judgment ruling that the banning condition was beyond the powers conferred on the police under section 14 of the Public Order Act.

Phillippa Kaufmann QC was instructed by Bindmans LLP to represent the claimants in the case. The claimants are Politicians and activists who support XR, and include Baroness Jenny Jones, David Drew MP, Eleanor Chowns MEP, Adam Alnutt, Caroline Lucas MP, Clive Lewis MP and George Monbiot. The quashing of this order may lead to hundreds of XR protestors suing the Metropolitan police for being unlawfully arrested at the latest protests.

For full details, please see Bindmans’ press release.