5. Calling Backup Help

You can never deal with everything, so you need to know when you need help, and how to get it.

On demonstrations phone the medical support number or get the attention of the nearest medic. If the situation is really serious call 999 and ask for an ambulance. Wait with the person and reassure them. Calming has real physical and psychological impacts on recovery.


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.