4. During the Action

Please keep in touch with us if arrests occur.

Make sure everybody has a bustcard. Write the phone numbers of GBC, and a good solicitor, on your arms. Our protest support line is available 24/7 for any on-the-day queries. It is really helpful if you keep us updated with significant events on the ground e.g. changes of location, arrests, or police brutality.

Do not pass on messages that you hear from police officers – this is doing the police’s work for them and you could make people more vulnerable to certain charges.

If we have sent out legal observers, they will be distributing bustcards, monitoring police and recording arrests.

We may tweet relevant legal advice – please re-tweet to your followers.

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.