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Petition – Don’t Criminalise Trespass.


PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION
TO HELP PRESERVE OUR FREEDOM OF THE MOORS & RIGHT TO ROAM
petition.parliament.uk/…39/signatures/new

Don’t criminalise trespass

The Government’s manifesto stated “we will make intentional trespass a criminal offence”: an extreme, illiberal & unnecessary attack on ancient freedoms that would threaten walkers, campers, and the wider public. It would further tilt the law in favour of the landowning 1% who own half the country.

 

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For a thousand years, trespass has been a civil offence – but now the Government is proposing to make trespass a criminal offence: a crime against the state. Doing so could:
– Criminalise ramblers who stray even slightly from the path;
– Remove the ability of local residents to establish new rights of way;
– Criminalise wild camping, denying hikers a night under the stars;
– Clamp down on peaceful protest, a fundamental right and essential part of our democracy;
– Impact Traveller communities.

 

Sign this petition

121,036 signatures

100,000

Parliament will consider this for a debate

Parliament considers all petitions that get more than 100,000 signatures for a debate

  • Deadline5 September 2020All petitions run for 6 months