protects your right to protest by holding meetings and demonstrations with other people

1. Everyone has the right to freedom of
peaceful assembly and to freedom of
association with others, including the right to
form and to join trade unions for the protection
of his interests. 2. No restrictions shall be placed on the
exercise of these rights other than such as are
prescribed by law and are necessary in a
democratic society in the interests of national
security or public safety, for the prevention of
disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals or for the protection of the rights and
freedoms of others. This article shall not
prevent the imposition of lawful restrictions on
the exercise of these rights by members of the
armed forces, of the police or of the
administration of the state. Example case In August 2010, the English Defence League
(EDL) planned a protest in Bradford. A counter
demonstration by Unite Against Fascism was
also planned. Some local people wanted the
protest banned and there were concerns about
a repeat of the violent clashes that had happened at previous EDL events. West
Yorkshire Police had a duty to protect the
protest unless there was clear evidence that
violence would occur. They examined the
human rights aspect of the situation and talked
to local people, in particular the Muslim community, about the right to peaceful protest.
After this explanation the community realised
that the police had to allow the protest.
Community groups worked with the police to
persuade young people not to get involved in
criminal activity on the day.


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