BYM condemns anti-extremism proposals

'The government should stop conflating protests with extremism.'

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has written to the prime minister to warn of ‘the chilling effect’ on the right to protest, due to new legislation and policing powers. Signed by forty-five other groups, the letter said that possible new anti-extremism measures, including barring MPs engaging with certain groups, represent an escalation in threats to freedom of expression and should be abandoned.

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