ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1. Short title
3. Powers for the preservation of public order on the occasion of public meetings and public processions
4. Regulation of certain public meetings and public processions
5. Penalty for disobeying a direction or violating the conditions of a permit
6. When public meetings and public processions are unlawful
8. Powers for the preservation of public order in respect of public meetings and processions
Act 6, 1967,
Act 33, 1967,
Act 22, 1978.
An Act to regulate and control public meetings and public processions.
[Date of Commencement: 28th April, 1967]
This Act may be cited as the Public Order Act.
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-
"controlled area" means any area declared by the Minister to be a controlled area in pursuance of section 4(1);
"public meeting" or "meeting" means any meeting in a public place and any meeting which the public or any section thereof are permitted to attend, whether on payment or otherwise;
"public place" includes any public way and any building or place to which, for the time being, the public are entitled or permitted to have access either without condition or upon condition of making any payment, and any building or place which is for the time being used for any public or religious meeting or assembly;
"public procession" or "procession" means a procession in, through, across or along a public place;
"public way" includes any highway, market place, square, street, bridge or other way which is lawfully used by the public.
If any police officer of or above the rank of Assistant Superintendent, having regard to the time or place at which and the circumstances in which any public meeting or any public procession is taking place or is intend
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