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Old 22nd Jan 2010, 21:06
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green granite
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Hmmmmmm. this wouldn't have something to do with the fact they lost an appeal to the court of human rights, so are now going to try some spin and frighten people, would it?

The ability of UK police to use "arbitrary" counter-terror stop and search powers against peace protesters and photographers lay in tatters today after a landmark ruling by the European court of human rights.

The Strasbourg court ruled it was unlawful for police to use the powers, under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000, to stop and search people without needing any grounds for suspicion.
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