Policing in lockdown is disproportionately affecting Black communities in the UK

Posted on 25th June 2020

We are three months into the lockdown and largely none the wiser about a lot of the new rules, particularly the extension of police powers in this time.The police were given exceptional powers under the Health Protection Regulations, under which they are able to arrest and fine people for evading the lockdown restrictions. They were also given powers under the Coronavirus Act 2020, to be used to support Public Health where necessary and proportionate.