Who We Support

Green and Black Cross (GBC) was set up to support the wave of anti-cuts protests in 2010, as the police used violence and harassment to intimidate protesters. We also have roots in supporting the environmental and climate justice movements.

We continue to support struggles for social, economic and environmental justice.

We are a non-hierarchical group and are particularly interested in working with groups which share these ideals; our aim is to skill-share and build capacity for autonomy.

In practice, we are also limited in who we can support by our own capacity. Where necessary, we will prioritise support for groups with similar ideals, groups that are also working to build their own autonomous support, and groups or actions which are most at risk of police repression.

If you would like support for an action you are planning, please read here about the type of support we can offer, and then get in touch.

Key Messages

  • No Comment
  • You do not need to answer police questions, so don’t.
  • No Personal Details
  • You don't have to give details under ANY stop and search power.
  • No Duty Solicitor
  • Use a recommended solicitor with protest experience.
  • No Caution
  • They admit guilt for an alleged offence that might never get to court.
  • What Power?
  • Ask "What power?" to challenge a police officer to act lawfully.

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