This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Protect Hospitals with exclusion zones preventing protest outside
Over the past few years a number of groups have set up protests and vigils outside of hospitals.
We believe this is unacceptable, and that people should be able to access healthcare free from harassment.
The obvious exception being union organised protest for staff.
We respect the right to free speech, and the right to protest. However, these rights are not without exception, and they cannot be used in a manner which causes harm.
Individuals also have the right to go about their lawful business free from harassment, and protests and vigils outside the hospital infringe upon this.
Protests and vigils can be held in a number of places throughout the country, but hospitals are a place for healing. They are accessed by people in their most vulnerable state.
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