Don’t Panic: What to expect if you are arrested at a protest

Image courtesy of Stefan Weil – support his work here This article is about general arrest powers at protests, not covid arrests. The covid regulations change regularly, and can be different in different areas. See our Understanding the Coronavirus Regulations While Protesting article for an overview of the restrictions, and check the most recent regulationsContinue reading “Don’t Panic: What to expect if you are arrested at a protest”

Nothing new to say, and that’s the problem

At 1am on Wednesday 11 November, the Joint Committee on Human Rights tweeted out their newest report, entitled Black people, racism and human rights. Anyone expecting a new insightful take on the subject will be disappointed. But that was very much the point. The main conclusion of the report is exactly what Black organisations haveContinue reading “Nothing new to say, and that’s the problem”

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”