The Prime Minister is preparing a new crackdown on eco-protesters such as Extinction Rebellion to stop mass disruption across the country by climate change extremists. It is understood that the measures being brought in will also give guidance to police forces on how to use them after criticism of officers standing by and refusing to clear roads.
There had been growing frustration among the public that police have done nothing to tackle climate change extremists, even handing out cups of tea to them as they blocked main roads including ambulances taking people to hospital.
The previous Home Secretary Priti Patel at one point called police chiefs in to demand they use existing powers more effectively to end the disruption when Boris Johnson was still Prime Minister.
Now Mr Sunak has indicated that he has had enough and said he will usher in new laws in the coming weeks with current Home Secretary Suella Braverman.
He said: “We have been looking at how we can strengthen our laws to provide police with the clarity they need to stop the serious disruption and will come forward with those plans in the coming weeks.”
The Prime Minister defended the right to protest peacefully but insisted that it must be “balanced with the rights of everyone else to go about their lives freely”.
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