People could face criminalization for being homeless

The Risen People


A very dangerous precedent has been set by London Council under the new rules which will be enforced across London. Under the Hackney Council’s Public Space Protection Order homeless people could face fines from £100 to £1000 if they are caught sleeping rough in public places, this has set a very dangerous precedent for the rest of the UK.

Another similar proposal by Oxford City Council was backtracked on when a petition against the proposal was launched garnering over 72,000 signatures. It is beyond belief that Councils would try and enforce such rule in the first place, we have thousands upon thousands of people across the UK who find themselves homeless at one stage or another and a lot of the time it’s by no fault of their own.

Many homeless charities have come out in sheer anger at the news that rough sleepers may be fined £100-£1000 saying that not only…

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