Metropolitan police drop investigation into anti-racism protester

Posted by on August 28, 2020 9:12 am
Categories: Global Stories

Force backs down, conceding Ken Hinds’ planned march was exempt from Covid rules

The Metropolitan police have backed down on a threat to investigate the organiser of an antiracism protest for attempting to stage an unlawful gathering under coronavirus regulations, after accepting that as a political protest it was exempt.

Police wrote to Ken Hinds, a community activist based in Haringey, north London, after he asked them to help facilitate a protest march from Notting Hill to Hyde Park on Sunday, warning him that by merely publicising the protest he may have already broken the law.

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