Action:Planning an Action?

12. 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

Coronavirus & Protest Law

From Monday 19th July 2021 the Coronavirus ACT, which had implications for protest, is revoked. There are no longer any restrictions on protests. Some people … 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

Looking after your health on actions

On an action/demo you are likely to be outside for long periods, probably without access to amenities, so you need to be prepared to look … Read More

Planning an Action

Planning ahead will help keep you safe and confident on an action. Contact us as early as possible to discuss how we can support you. 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

Police Station Support Guide

Being arrested and held in police custody is unpleasant. People often appreciate being met by a friendly face when they are released. This is a … Read More

Preparing for Police Station Support in Advance

If you’re planning an action it’s a good idea to plan station support in advance, especially if you think arrests are likely (but remember that … Read More

Protesting on Private Property

This guide goes through the main things to be aware of if you are planning a protest on private property. The police have the power … 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 as an intimidation tactic and … 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