These brilliant urban dancers flash mobbed Trafalgar Square and Grosvenor Square on Saturday 31 March 2012 as part of the Stopwatch campaign against discrimination in stop and search.
As they rightly point out, black people are stopped and searched at up to 7 times the rate of white people. Asian people are stopped 2.2 times the rate of white people.
Netpol’s kettle the powers of the police campaign seeks an end to ‘section 60’ stop and searches, a blanket power that allows police to search who they like without any need for individual suspicion or justification. It is a power that is open to abuse, and which is frequently used to target black and Asian communities.