#KillTheBill: Joint Statement on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill From XR, BLM local groups, RAAH and more - Extinction Rebellion UK

#KillTheBill: Joint Statement on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill From XR, BLM local groups, RAAH and more

This is an open statement written by a coalition of UK organisations, groups & social movements of all ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, sexualities, faiths, abilities, ages and social standings, who have united to challenge the UK government. We are extremely troubled and disturbed by the newly proposed Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill in its current form. The deliberately vague language used would enable the police to act unilaterally with near unlimited discretion.

This appears to be a blatant attempt to create an authoritarian police state, where the voices of ordinary people, particularly those most marginalised and disadvantaged, are silenced by state sanctioned penalties. We collectively decry this move by the UK government and demand that MPs Kill The Bill.

The rights to peacefully assemble and protest are a fundamental part of any democracy, empowering people to have their voices heard, in addition to holding the Government to account. This is also in direct contrast to the assurances the UK government gave that it will uphold the European Convention on Human Rights, as well as breaking with the UN Covenant on Human Rights. 

Unless Her Majesty’s Government changes its current course of action, we cannot foresee that the mounting public unrest from all sides will cease, nor that it should. Such is the nature of democracy. 

We would like to remind the Home Secretary and the Government that they serve by democratic mandate that is handed to them by the will of the people. 

We the signees, and millions across the country, will continue to unite and fight to protect the fundamental human rights that every single one of us is entitled to.



  1. Black Music Movement
  2. Black Lives Matter Leeds
  3. Merseyside BLM Alliance
  4. Labour Party LGBTQ+ Network
  5. United for Black lives
  6. Justice 4 Minorities
  7. Brighton BLM
  8. Northern Police Monitoring Project (NPMP)
  9. Extinction Rebellion UK
  10. The Roundhouse, London
  11. Fridays For Future Europe
  12. Reclaim the Night Leeds
  13. All Black Lives UK
  14. Leeds Tidal
  15. RAAH CIC
  16. Extinction Rebellion Youth UK
  17. Reclaim These Streets Portsmouth
  18. Justice for Black Lives
  19. Manchester March
  20. The Outside Project
  21. Nigerians United in the Diaspora
  22. Nigerian Angel
  23. Brixton’s Baddest Skate Shop
  24. BLM London
  25. Angel of Youths
  26. Reclaim These Streets York
  27. XR Justice Steering Group
  28. My Queer Culture
  29. XR Southsea – Website, xrsouthsea@protonmail.com
  30. CEE Bill Alliance Portsmouth
  31. XR Brighton 
  32. XR Brighton UNI’S
  33. XR Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
  34. MLC Britain — Instagram, Twitter, E-mail
  35. XR Portsmouth 
  36. XR Educators
  37. XR Scientists
  38. XR Waveney East
  39. YCL Britain — Instagram, Twitter, Website
  40. Cops Off Campus
  41. XR Haringey
  42. XR Barnet 
  43. XR York
  44. XR Warrington
  45. Anti-Oppression Circle
  46. Royal Holloway Left Forum
  47. Royal Holloway LGBT+ Society Committee
  48. Royal Holloway Labour Society
  49. XR/HS2 Support Network
  50. Lambeth and Southwark Antifascist League 
  51. Haringey antifascists
  52. IN.Society- instagram 
  53. XR Croydon
  54. XR Unify
  55. XRUPT – Extinction Rebellion Underground Partisan Tendency
  56. The Voice of Colour
  57. XR Lambeth
  58. Anti-harassment Club Brighton 
  59. BLM Leamington 
  60. XR kensington and chelsea
  61. XR London Nonviolence and Deescalation Circle 
  62. BLM Portsmouth
  63. Stand Up to Racism Portsmouth
  64. Project E
  65. Amazon Rebellion
  66. Brazil Matters
  67. Harrow and Kenton Antifascist & Anti-Racist Association
  68. Real RCG
  69. Imperial College Left Forum
  70. HS2 Health MDT – providing voluntary healthcare to HS2 protest camps. 
  71. 9K4what
  72. 9k4
  73. Whatyork
  74. York student solidarity network
  75. Pen ting poetry
  76. Minority Protection Initiative
  77. 9k4what_newcastle 
  78. 9k4what_northumbria
  79. 9k4whatstirling 
  80. 9k4what_uclan 
  81. BLM for Stoke
  82. BLM Warrington
  83. XR Northampton
  84. XR Kettering
  85. XR Digital Rebellion
  86. XR Oxford
  87. XR Oxford Family Group
  88. XR Oxford EDI WG
  89. Oxford Unity
  90. Haringey Antifascists
  91. Real RCG
  92. Runnymede Antifascists
  93. Reclaim The Night Leeds rtnleeds@gmail.com 
  94. The 4th Demand Network
  95. Papua Militant International 
  96. Animal Rebellion West London
  97. XR Cymru
  98. XR Cardiff
  99. XR Youth (Internationalist) Solidarity

Extinction Rebellion UK and local groups have also signed the open letter from Friends of the Earth, signed by more than 150 organisations.

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