The cost dimension of protests

police men with a group of people in a rally

Photo by Harrison Haines on

The days of the speaker’s corner collective have long gone and now protests have taken on larger and more expensive dimensions.

Whilst everybody must have the right to voice opinions, the cost of such protests are going far beyond what law makers imagined.

The law must include the cost liability of protests.

Some organisations are riding rough shot with our resources and lest not forget that every police officer who attends a protest cannot deal with those issues that appear to make our every-day lives pleasant or not like reducing burglaries or drug dealing in our communities.

There is a difference between employment related strikes and protests and wider issues, which take place in our streets. All organisations who organise large scale protests must be made liable for the cost of policing them.

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