Defend Freedom To Protest

The government’s new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is an unprecedented attack on our freedom to protest. We have to fight against this Bill. But we need more than opposition – that’s why we’re launching a new Charter For Freedom of Assembly Rights.

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Policing Black Lives Matter protests in Britain in 2020

Netpol has published “Britain Is Not Innocent”, our 60-page report on the policing of this summer’s Black Lives Matter protests in Britain.  Read, download and share

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New protest restrictions breach human rights, say MPs and peers

PHOTO: Loredana Sangiuliano /Shutterstock A legislative scrutiny report on the public order section of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, published today by the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR), a parliamentary committee made up MPs and peers, says...

Climate activists targeted in police crackdown at G7

Police officers raid Animal Rebellion camp at G7 protest During the G7 summit last weekend, officers from Devon & Cornwall Police arrested 29 members of the animal rights and climate emergency group Animal Rebellion, in what looked like the deliberate targeting of...

G7 Summit police confused about duty to protect freedom of assembly

PHOTO: Resist G7 Protests against the forthcoming G7 summit, from 11-13 June in Carbis Bay in Cornwall, are expected to face a huge policing operation that includes exclusion zones and around 6500 officers from around the country. A coalition of organisations under...