Green and Black Cross is a solidarity organisation. We are not participants of the actions we support, nor do we campaign. We recognise the importance of campaigning against repressive policing, and therefore we are a participant group in the Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol).

We have a policy of not giving interviews or comment to journalists, and no legal observer, medic or person working with GBC can comment on behalf of the organisation.

Information about Green and Black Cross for print can be copied from our website subject to our Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License.

If you are a journalist looking for comment on policing of a recent protest, you can contact the Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) by visiting

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.