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Freedom, dissent and the UK's protest crackdown bill.

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The crackdown bill was conceived earlier than lockdown, people had been working on this as early as January 2020, long before we had lockdown restrictions in place. But this form of emergency government we have in place becomes very handy as a way of making permanent other restrictions that the government might favor. Lockdown restrictions might be lifted, but they might live on in other forms, such as the protest bill.

Political theorist Adrian Kreutz on the UK's proposed anti-protest “Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill," the politics of dissent and authoritarianism in liberal societies under lockdown, and his article What good is a right to toothless protest? for ROAR Magazine.

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Adrian Kreutz

Adrian Kreutz is a PhD candidate in Political Theory at New College, University of Oxford.

 

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