The draft law on the restrictions on the right to assembly was tabled today at the cabinet meeting.
Minister of Citizen Protection Michalis Chrisochoidis briefed on the key features of the bill, and in particular, according to government reports, “on the need to offer Greek society and its citizens what they deserve and what they ask for: (a) the right to assemble; to demonstrate and to demand, in the context of legality and constitutional order, and (b) the right to security, to protection, to the regularity of their daily socio-economic life.
The political framework was outlined by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who noted: “The key message which must be rooted in society is that 50 people cannot be the reason a road closes. Do the protestors seek to cause a commotion or raise awareness? If it is the latter, then today’s government initiative is supported beyond the political forces of New Democracy. Above all, society supports these policies. And that is why this bill is about Respect in the Public Sphere. /ibna