Netpol’s Current Campaigns

Defend the Freedom to Protest

Through the new Policing Bill, the government has announced sweeping new powers to “tackle non-violent protests that have a significant disruptive effect”, giving the Police new powers to place conditions on protests and criminalise activists.

Charter for Freedom of Assembly Rights

The government’s new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is an unprecedented attack on the freedom to protest, but we need more than opposition – that’s why we’ve launched a new Charter For Freedom of Assembly Rights.

Aggravated Activism

The vague, highly subjective label “domestic extremist” has a new name, but the same purpose. The label “Aggravated Activist” will be used to justify intensive overt and covert surveillance on protest movements and in the retention of personal details about protestors. 

Black Lives Matter

Named after a rallying cry of demonstrators, ‘Britain is not innocent’ is a Netpol report on the policing of Black Lives Matter protests in Britain’s towns and cities in 2020. The report examines evidence from over 100 witnesses, including protesters, legal observers, and arrestee support volunteers.

Prevent

The government’s counter-terrorism ‘Prevent’ strategy has been around for over a decade and its attempt to divert individuals allegedly at risk of “radicalisation”, through multi-agency panels, has always been highly contentious.

Policing Reports

Through the new Policing Bill, the government has announced sweeping new powers to “tackle non-violent protests that have a significant disruptive effect”, giving the Police new powers to place conditions on protests and criminalise activists.

Previous Campaigns

Domestic Extremism

‘Protecting the Protectors’ – policing the Anti-Fracking movement

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