Our guides are designed to help support you in dealing with the police.

We are not lawyers. The information in these guides comes from our collective experience in supporting people in protest situations, and is offered in solidarity. It is not formal legal advice, and should not be treated as such. The list also includes links to some guides on external websites from partners including Netpol.

We are in the process of re-formatting existing guides and writing new ones for this website. Keep checking back to see what is new, and let us know if things don’t work as they should.

Supporting Yourself

Supporting Others

Organising an Action

Protest Laws

Challenging the Police

Coronavirus

COVID-19 has lead to changes in policing & protest law which may affect the information in this guide. Please also read our guide to Coronavirus & Protest Law.

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.

Elsewhere