Councils say bans help tackle anti-social behaviour. But critics argue restrictions are a heavy-handed curb on freedom of expression
Introduced by the city council in 2016, the public spaces protection order (PSPO) outlawed “foul and abusive” language in Salford Quays, the former site of the Manchester Docks that has now been transformed by upscale developments. Offenders faced an on-the-spot fine, which could increase to £1,000.
Now we need to stamp out PSPOs.
PSPOs are dangerously broad powers that local councils are systematically misusing
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