Watch these stories of ordinary people standing up to power through protest
Protest isn’t a gift from the State – it’s our fundamental right.
Protests are meant to be disruptive – they are about getting your voice heard.
But the Government’s new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is an attack on the rights of anyone who has a cause they believe in.
Email your MP and tell them to oppose the Government’s dangerous new Policing Bill.
Inspired by the global climate justice movement, Yasmin and other young campaigners in Cardiff occupied an area of green space to protect it for the local community. Everyone should be able to stand up to power. But the Government’s Policing Bill will silence young people.
Gurkha former soldiers are campaigning for military pensions equal to those of the British troops they served with. Gyanraj and Yam went on hunger strike outside Downing Street to get the Government’s attention.
The People’s Library
When the council decided to close Friern Barnet Library so it could be turned into a supermarket, the local community came together to save it.
Sistah Space provides specialist support for Black women affected by domestic violence. When the council tried to evict them, Ngozi and Rose campaigned to secure a safe space for women in need.
Susan Archibald campaigns fearlessly for disabled people’s rights. Protests Susan has organised and joined have changed Government policies and saved people’s lives.