Talking to the Cops – A Guide for Protest Groups

Acknowledging a renewed debate about the merits and risks for protesters negotiating or communicating with the police, one of the co-founders of environmental group Extinction Rebellion claimed in February that concerns raised by other campaigners were “a proxy for...

CALL OUT: Netpol Seeks Additional Steering Group Members

Netpol is looking for additional members to join its Steering Group. Netpol (the Network for Police Monitoring) is a collective of experienced activists, campaigners, lawyers and researchers challenging disproportionate or excessive public order policing at protests...

A War on Dissent?

This essay by Netpol was first published by the Transnational Institute and ROAR Magazine in October 2018. An accompanying short film is available here. Writing in 2016, Netpol observed that the government and the police in Britain are in a “permanent state of war”...

Police must respect protesters’ right to oppose Trump visit

As large numbers of police officers from around the country are redeployed to respond to demonstrations against President Trump’s visit to the UK on Friday, Netpol is calling on police not to undermine people’s rights to freedom of expression and assembly...