Published On: 11th July 2023

The Public Order Act 2023 was passed on the 2nd May 2023. The full legislation can be found here. The Act is aimed at protesters and criminalises specific forms of protest with the creation of a number of new criminal offences. It also significantly expands police powers of stop and search, including searches without suspicion.

Our Guide to the Public Order Act 2023 provides information on the key provisions of the Act as it relates to protest activity; it does not constitute legal advice.

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