A ‘duty of candour’ must extend to the policing of protests

Photo: Shutterstock Last week’s condemnation of proposed government restrictions on protests in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill as “oppressive and wrong” by the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) has somewhat overshadowed its call for greater...

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...

Police assault demonstrators and legal observers in Manchester

Serious concerns have been raised after three legal observers were assaulted by police at a recent Kill the Bill demonstration in Manchester. They have lodged complaints with Greater Manchester Police, including one allegation of sexual assault after a male officer...