Take notice: What are FPNs and how should you react to them?

Fixed penalty notices (FPNs) have become a common tool of the police during the coronavirus lockdown. As of the 21st September, 18,912 FPNs had been given out in England and Wales since the start of the lockdown (26th March). That’s roughly 106 a day. Unsurprisingly, records show that the police handed out FPNs to BAMEContinue reading “Take notice: What are FPNs and how should you react to them?”

Understanding the Coronavirus Regulations while protesting

Image courtesy of Stefan Weil – support his work here The protest exemption has been removed for Tier 4. The implications of this removal are uncertain, however if you do protest in Tier 4 be aware that you may be committing a criminal offence. Read our advice about what to do if you are arrestedContinue reading “Understanding the Coronavirus Regulations while protesting”

Protesting Professionally: know your employment rights while you march

Image of a BLM protest courtesy of Stefan Weil – support his work here Peaceful protest is a vital part of political engagement in the UK. From the suffragists 50,000-woman march in 1913 to extinction rebellion street occupations in 2019, law-abiding citizens have shown their support for political ideals by peacefully congregating for centuries. InContinue reading “Protesting Professionally: know your employment rights while you march”

Under pressure? Everything you need to know about kettling

At almost 2am on the morning of 8th June, a police officer finally stepped aside to let Monique start the long walk home. She had been held by the police in the street for 6 hours. She had not been arrested, had not committed a crime, or even been accused of one. Monique was aContinue reading “Under pressure? Everything you need to know about kettling”