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Labour urged to say whether it would scrap new anti-protest laws

Lib Dems, SNP and Greens pile on pressure as two shadow ministers refuse to commit to repealing Public Order Act

Labour is under pressure to say whether it would repeal new anti-protest laws, after calls from all the main Westminster opposition parties and concerns expressed privately by some Labour MPs.

Restrictions on the right to protest are in the spotlight after much-criticised arrests by the Metropolitan police of republican campaigners before Saturday’s coronation of King Charles.

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