Advice and Information
What powers have the police used/could the police use to arrest people protesting about events in Israel and Palestine? Can you lawfully protest about this in the UK? When can the police restrict/ban your protest? When can the police lawfully arrest you? What are your rights if you are arrested? Where can you get legal advice and support?
We explain the recent changes to the meaning of ‘serious disruption to the life of the community’ introduced by Government Regulations, which make it much easier for police to impose ‘conditions’ on protests”
We explain the law relevant for those seeking to monitor or observe the police at protests, and for journalists reporting on protest activity.
The Public Order Act 2023 introduces ‘Serious Disruption Prevention Orders’ (“SDPOs”). Here, we explain what they are and what they mean for protesters and organisers.
As the Government’s Public Order Act 2023 comes into force, we explain the new and expanded stop and search powers, and what they mean for protesters and organisers.
As the Government’s Public Order Act 2023 comes into force, we explain the new protest offences and new definition of ‘serious disruption’, and what they mean for protesters and organisers.
What are the rules for organising a protest? Do I have to tell the police? Do I have to pay?
How can non-disabled people be allies to disabled protesters? How can we make it easier for disabled people to protest?
What rights do disabled people have to protest? Can the police take my equipment at a protest? What can we do if the police break the law?
What practical things can we do before attending a protest? How do I communicate my access needs? What if I’m kettled and I’m disabled?
What powers have the police used to arrest anti-monarchy protesters? Can you lawfully protest against the monarchy? When can the police lawfully arrest you? What are your rights if you are arrested?