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Right of peaceful assembly

5 Right of peaceful assembly

(1) A person has the right to assemble peacefully with others in a public place.
(2) The right is subject only to such restrictions as are necessary and reasonable in a democratic society in the interests of—
(a) public safety; or
(b) public order; or
(c) the protection of the rights and freedoms of other persons.
(3) In subsection (2) (c) , a reference to the rights of persons includes a reference to—
(a) the rights of members of the public to enjoy the natural environment; and
(b) the rights of persons to carry on business.
(4) Nothing in this section limits the power of a local authority to regulate pedestrian malls, but the power is subject to the right mentioned in subsection (1) .

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