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Protest: Social Media

Question for Home Office

UIN 12958, tabled on 5 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of the effectiveness of the Public Order Act 1986 in relation to social-media-driven protest with limited organisational structure.

Answered on

12 February 2020

The Home Office continues to monitor developments in relation to demonstrations and are working closely with the relevant national police leads to review current public order powers to ensure that they are fit for purpose.

Answered by

Home Office