6 Nov 2019

Police ban on Extinction Rebellion protests ruled unlawful

Chief Correspondent

Scotland Yard could face hundreds of claims for compensation after the Extinction Rebellion group won a key high court challenge against a ban on protests imposed across London.

Two senior judges ruled that the Met’s decision to ban any assembly of more than two people linked to XR’s ‘autumn uprising’ campaign was unlawful.

Lawyers for the group said “potentially hundreds” of people who were arrested at the time could now claim for false imprisonment.