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...

Police assault 17-year-old during protest in Cambridge

Footage has emerged of a teenage boy being choked by police during a vaccine justice protest outside AstraZeneca’s offices in Cambridge on Tuesday. Witnesses say he was one of several protestors injured after police stormed into the crowd, who until then had been...

Submission: Clapham Common and Bristol Protests

Riot officers outside Bristol police station, 22 March 2021. PHOTO: Miles Cooper Submission to the Inquiry Into Respect For The Constitutional Rights To Free Expression And Free Assembly At The Clapham Common Vigil On 13 March 2021 And The Bristol Protests In March...

Ask your MP to help hold police leaders to account

Netpol’s Charter for Freedom of Assembly Rights calls on the National Police Chiefs Council (the national body for Chief Constables) to accept greater transparency and accountability for the way protests are policed, based on existing international human rights...

South Wales Police target Cardiff BLM protesters

South Wales police have escalated their targeting of Black Lives Matter protesters in Cardiff by arresting several people connected to the protests. One person has been charged with obstructing a police officer, and another has been issued with a fixed penalty notice...

Know Your Rights: Fixed Penalty Notices and Protests

One of the potential consequences for people taking part in protests against the government’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, or other protests in the coming months, is receiving a fixed penalty notice (FPN) for allegedly breaching health protection...