The call for a ban has not been taken lightly. We live in a democracy where the right to protest is fundamental but with rights come responsibilities and there has to be limits on people who set out to terrorise, frighten and provoke trouble.
Quite right, there are responsibilities. To maintain the Queen\’s Peace for example, to obey the law.
For example, those who incite violence, or who partake in it, should be and will be hauled up before the Beak and punished. The responsibility, you see, is to take the consequences of your actions.
Other than that, that right to protest is indeed fundamental. They get to protest, you get to protest back and no, you don\’t get to use the law to ban their protest. Just they don\’t get to use it to ban yours.
Because, you see, the right to protest is a fundamental right.