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Short Update: English rave organisers face £10,000 fines, concerns over protest

FairTrialsAdmin - August 24, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Extended police powers, New criminal offences, Rule of Law

Police in England will be able to fine organisers of ‘illegal’ gatherings of more than 30 people, such as raves, up to £10,000 from Friday, according to government ministers. 

Those who attend such gatherings and those who do not wear face coverings where it is mandatory can be given a £100 fine, which doubles on each offence up to £3,200. 

However, concerns have been raised that these powers may be used against protests, particularly during a time of widespread unrest over racist policing, and given the fact that many protests include cultural elements such as music. 

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