The recent arrests of anti-monarchy protesters are part of a broader trend. For years, Britain’s Conservatives have emboldened law enforcement to take an “arrest now and ask questions later” approach to policing.
Daniella Lock is a postdoctoral fellow in law at the University of Oxford.
With recent legislation, the Tories have restricted immigration, disenfranchised voters, and enhanced police powers. The Labour Party leadership needs to do something to stop this turn in British politics.