83 reasons to plead ‘not guilty’

This is a guest post by Netpol member Legal Defence & Monitoring Group (LDMG). For (too?) many years, LDMG has been urging protesters who get nicked to plead not guilty, point out that being charged is not the same as being convicted. Even if it seems that you are...

Mass arrest – an abuse of power

The arrest of 286 antifascists demonstrating against the presence of the English Defence League in East London on Saturday is another example of what seems to be a growing trend in public order policing – the mass arrest of people participating in unauthorised...