Group asks for contact from people who have suffered effects of racist policing Act
Gypsy Roma Traveller (GRT) advocacy group Friends Families Travellers has issued a call for information from GRT people who have been victims of the government’s racist Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act. The Act allows GRT people to be criminalised simply for living the traditional Gypsy Roma lifestyle.
A flyer sent out by the group explains:
The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 has now been in place for more than a year.
This legislation means that people who live on roadside camps could face time In prison, receive a £2500 fine, or have their home taken away, and live In constant fear of retribution.
We’re challenging the Policing Act In court and want to hear from people who have had these new police powers used against them.
Have you had this legislation used against you, or know someone who has?
Then call us today on 01273 234 777.
No one should be criminalised for not having a safe place to go.
FRIENDS, FAMILIES & TRAVELLERS
GRT people suffer appalling racism and discrimination in the UK and an atrocious lack of support from political leaders, with both anti-GRT racism endemic among Tories and, shamefully, Keir Starmer’s Labour.
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