8. Media

Some people wish to talk politically about their arrest in the media. We advise approaching this with caution.

We suggest that media is done by groups on behalf of arrestees and not by named arrestees themselves.

Attaching your name to something could put you higher in the pecking order in terms of ‘organising’ as far as the police are concerned. This will place you under greater scrutiny. The police can and will monitor anything that’s said and it can be used in court if it’s public i.e. press release or a blog post.

Talk to a solicitor or to us before doing any media.

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.