Action: Know Your Rights

Demonstrations and International Students

This briefing deals with the risks to someone’s immigration status if they get into trouble at a demonstration. First, it is important to remember that… Read More

Filming and Photographs at Actions

You do not have to comply with police filming unless you have been arrested for an offence. They have no more rights than you to… Read More

How do I find out what information the police hold on me?

The police record a variety of information, or ‘intelligence’ on people attending protests. This information is retained on databases and shared with other police forces,… Read More

Injunctions

Dealing with injunctions – a brief protesters’ guide Injunctions are basically a way that companies can buy themselves personalised laws. As such they are complicated… Read More

Key Advice for Protesting in France

There are key differences in the rights of protesters in France, compared to the UK. However, you should still remember ‘No Comment’. State of Emergency The… Read More

Key Advice when Going on a Protest

If you’re heading out on a protest, take a read of our key messages and download a copy of our latest bustcard. We… Read More

Laws Commonly Used at Protests

Having a basic knowledge of the laws the police most commonly use to disrupt protests can increase your confidence on actions and help you stand… Read More

Mini briefing on common policing powers used on a demo

Stop and Search Section 1 of PACE. The police have to give reasonable grounds to suspect YOU of carrying articles for use for burglary/theft, stolen… Read More

Obstructing Workplaces: Trade Union Law

Section 241 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act This power is for preventing pickets related to workplace strikes from disrupting work. However it… Read More

Police Liaison Officers

Just say no! Police Liaison Officers (PLOs) are police officers sent to gather intelligence and spread unhelpful messages on protests. They are sometimes tasked with… Read More

Should I ignore Police Bail?

People arrested at protests often have unreasonable conditions imposed by the police when given bail, despite not being charged with an offence. It… Read More

Stop and Search

The police have specific powers that allow them in some circumstances to stop and search you. These powers are used to build an intelligence picture… Read More

What happens if I'm Arrested?

Don’t panic! Just remember our key advice: Make “NO COMMENT” to all questions. Read More

What is a Legal Observer?

Legal observers are trained volunteers who support the legal rights of activists. They provide basic legal guidance and are independent witnesses of police behaviour at… Read More