This article is relevant to AQA A-level Paper 3 (human rights), OCR Component 3 Section B (human rights), Eduqas A-level Components 2 and 3 Section D and WJEC A-level Units 3 and 4 (human rights option).
Recent Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate change protests in London provide a focus for examining public order powers and the exercise of the right to freedom of assembly and association. The ability to freely express opinions and ideas is fundamental to a democratic society and ensures that different viewpoints can be promoted and debated. There are different mechanisms through which we communicate ideas, but we attach particular importance to the ability to gather in public places to give voice to the particular message we seek to promote.
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