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breach of the peace

Law an offence against public order causing an unnecessary disturbance of the peace
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He said that the defendants conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace when they beat up Mr Damilare, Emmanuel and Lateef while performing their official duties.
The step has been taken to avoid breach of peace and tranquility as well as damage to life and property," a government spokesman said.
Srinagar, May 21 ( ANI ): The chairman of Awami Action Committee, Mohammad Umar Farooq, on Monday hit out at the Omar Abdullah Government in Jammu and Kashmir, saying offering prayers is not a breach of peace.
BREACH OF PEACE: PORTRAITS OF THE 1961 MISSISSIPPI FREEDOM RIDERS provides a powerful survey of the summer of 1961 and the freedom rider experience in Jackson Mississippi, and is a 'must' for any civil rights history collection.
"It [Hazare's detention] was a painful duty, carried out because of breach of peace," Chidambaram said.
Six people were arrested, including two man aged 20 and 41 for breach of peace, two aged 31 and 43 for breach of peace and assaulting police, and two others for breach of peace and obstructing police.
The woman, in her 40s, was arrested for breach of peace in Worthing, West Sussex.
A Crown Office spokesman said a 18-year-old man had appeared in court in connection with an assault and breach of peace.
Shanks admitted assault and breach of peace. Michael Robinson, defending, said Shanks did not recall spitting.
She was subsequently arrested on a breach of peace charge and is due in court on 16 July 2002, reported The Associated Press.
Stalkers in Scotland cannot be arrested unless their behaviour amounts to a breach of peace or other crime.

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