Over 33,000 people have been stopped and searched under the UK’s new anti-terror laws.
Some people are fighting back.
Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, is facing an onslaught over the Government’s anti-terror laws after figures showed nearly 36,000 people were stopped and searched under the emergency powers last year. The number of people stopped and searched each year has soared since the Act came into force in 2001, when 10,200 people were stopped. It rose to 33,800 in 2003-04.
Campaigners will mount a legal challenge in the House of Lords today, as they attempt to limit the laws giving police sweeping powers to stop people even if they have no grounds to suspect them of a crime