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...

Police surveillance and protests

Police carry out intense surveillance on protest movements, collecting even seemingly innocuous personal details in order to build up a detailled picture of the groups and individuals they are targeting. Here’s our guide to interacting with the police and...

Kill The Bill Coalition Statement

Netpol is proud to stand in solidarity with all those fighting to #KillTheBill.  The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is a dangerous and unnecessary piece of legislation that endangers the rights and safety of every single one of us. It is therefore no...

BREAKING: Activists occupy London police station

Activists have occupied a former police station in South London, close to where Sarah Everard was last seen, to demand the withdrawal of Police, Crime and Sentencing Bill. The group have already been served eviction papers, and are calling for people to support them....

Stop police crushing protests – take action now

Campaigners are demanding the National Police Chief’s Council stops cracking down on the right to protest. Will you join us? The decisions to arrest people at the vigils for Sarah Everard weren’t made by the Home Secretary – it was made by senior officers...

Manchester Students Demand ‘Cops off Campus’

Greater Manchester Police’s Tactical Aid Unit riot squads outside fallowfield campus. PHOTO: GBC Manchester A guest post by University of Manchester (UoM) Cops Off Campus. READ THE REPORT Since the start of the term in Autumn 2020, University of Manchester...