Advice and Information
EXPLAINER: Palestine Protests
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.
Are the police allowed to strip search me? What can they do during a strip search? What are my rights?
When can the police use force against me? What rules must the police follow? What are my rights?
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.
Can the police share my data with others? What rules do the police have to follow? What are my rights?
What are SVROs? What if I’m stopped and searched? What are my rights?
Where can the police touch me? Do all searches happen in public?