The right to campaign
Sign the petition to support the right to campaign
The petition text:
"Reclaim the right to campaign"
"We support the right to protest in areas which are freely open to the public but which are privately owned, such as the walkways of shopping centres."
Your comments on this campaign
Collecting petitions in the street is a basic form of democratic engagement. Yet under current law this is largely prohibited on shopping streets that belong to private companies.
The upcoming Freedom Bill is an opportunity for the government to address this and restore the right to peaceful protest.