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The Guardian OCTOBER 19, 2019 - by Brian Eno & others
LETTERS: EXTINCTION REBELLION'S RIGHT TO PROTEST MUST BE RESPECTED
Campaigners and MPs condemn the ban of Extinction Rebellion across London
The Metropolitan police use of a Section 14 order to ban Extinction Rebellion's protests across London (Report, October 15) is arbitrary and unprecedented, and represents a serious attack on the right to protest. This right is a basic civil liberty which must be respected at all times.
As people who have organised and participated in a wide range of protests and demonstrations, we call on the Metropolitan police to withdraw the ban immediately, and to respect the long-held right to peaceful protest.
Diane Abbott MP, John McDonnell MP, Ian Lavery MP, Laura Pidcock MP, Rebecca Long-Bailey MP, Dan Carden MP, Danielle Rowley MP, Ian Mearns MP, Emma Dent Coad MP, Richard Burgon MP, David Drew MP, Marsha De Cordova MP, Imran Hussein MP, Karen Lee MP, Cat Smith MP, Mark Rylance Actor, Brian Eno Musician, John Pilger Journalist, George Monbiot Journalist, Lindsey German Stop the War, Murad Qureshi Stop the War, Kate Hudson CND, Ben Jamal Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Mark Serwotka PCS Union, Alex Kenny National Education Union, Daniel Kebede National Education Union, Andrew Murray Unite the Union, Steve Turner Unite the Union, John Rees People's Assembly, Anas Altikriti Muslim Association of Britain, Angie Zelter XR Peace, Elijah Mackenzie-Jackson Student Climate Strike, Luke Cooper Another Europe is Possible, Asad Rehman Stop Trump Coalition, Weyman Bennett Stand up to Racism, Sabby Dahlu Stand up to Racism, Matt Willgress Stand up to Trump, Oliver Robertson Quakers in Britain, Rachel O'Brien London Young Labour, Artin Giles Labour Against Racism and Fascism, Aaron Bastani Journalist, Raoul Martinez Writer, Lowkey Rapper, Victoria Brittain Journalist, Vanessa Redgrave Actor, Andrew Feinstein Corruption Watch UK, Francesca Martinez Playwright/comedian, Shaista Aziz Labour Councillor