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The Public Order Act 1986 (Commencement No. 2) Order 1987

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Article 2


Provisions of the ActSubject matter of provisions
In Part I–
Section 1Offence of riot.
Section 2Offence of violent disorder.
Section 3Offence of affray.
Section 4Offence involving fear or provocation of violence.
Section 5Offence involving harassment, alarm or distress.
Section 6Mental element for offences under sections 1 to 5.
Section 7Procedure in connection with offences under sections 1 to 5.
Section 8Interpretation of terms in Part I.
Section 9Abolition of offences.
Section 10Construction of“riot” and cognate expressions in other instruments.
In Part II–
Section 12Imposing conditions on public processions.
Section 13Prohibiting public processions.
Section 14Imposing conditions on public assemblies.
Section 15Delegation of powers of Chief Officer of Police under sections 12 to 14.
In Part III–
Section 17Meaning of“racial hatred” in Part III.
Section 18Offence of using racially inflammatory words or behaviour or displaying racially inflammatory written material.
Section 19Offence of publishing or distributing racially inflammatory written material.
Section 20Offence of giving a public performance of a racially inflammatory play.
Section 21Offence of distributing, showing or playing a racially inflammatory recording.
Section 22Offence of broadcasting a racially inflammatory programme or including such a programme in a cable programme service.
Section 23Offence of possession of racially inflammatory material.
Section 24Powers of entry and search.
Section 25Power to order forfeiture.
Section 26Savings for reports of parliamentary or judicial proceedings.
Section 27Procedure in connection with and punishment for offences under sections 18 to 23.
Section 28Liability of director and others where body corporate guilty of offence under Part III.
Section 29Interpretation of terms in Part III.
In Part V–
Section 39Power to direct trespassers to leave land.
Section 40, to the extent not already in forceAmendments, repeals and savings.
Schedule 2, to the extent not already in forceMiscellaneous and consequential amendments.
Schedule 3, to the extent not already in forceRepeals.

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