New plans to widen police powers for disruptive protests – BBC News

‘Police could be allowed to shut down protests before they cause serious disruption, under new government plans.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2023

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Met police illegally filmed children as young as 10 at climate protest – The Guardian

‘Police unlawfully spied on children as young as 10 taking part in a climate strike protest in London, documents have shown.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2022

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11-month High Court injunction granted to deter unlawful M25 protests – The Independent

Posted November 29th, 2022 in demonstrations, environmental protection, injunctions, news, roads by sally

‘A new injunction granted by the High Court and lasting almost a year could see Just Stop Oil activists face fresh penalties for demonstrating on the M25.’

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The Independent, 28th November 2022

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M25 protests: Arrests of journalists not justified, review finds – BBC News

Posted November 24th, 2022 in climate change, demonstrations, media, news, nuisance, police, roads, wrongful arrest by sally

‘A review into the actions of a police force during a Just Stop Oil protest on the M25 has concluded the arrests of journalists “were not justified”.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2022

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First jury trial of Insulate Britain activists begins over M25 blockage – The Guardian

‘Four climate activists have gone on trial for allegedly blocking the M25, in the first of dozens of jury trials planned for supporters of the Insulate Britain campaign.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2022

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Just Stop Oil: High Court grants injunction to prevent M25 protests Published 23 hours ago – BBC News

‘A High Court injunction has been granted to prevent Just Stop Oil protesters disrupting the M25.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2022

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The latest injunction against HS2 protestors bans nearly everyone anywhere on 170 mile route – UK Human Rights Blog

‘High Speed Two (HS2) Limited and the Secretary of State for Transport v Four Categories of Persons Unknown and Ross Monaghan and 58 other Named Defendants [2022] EWHC 2360 (KB). This case involved the application, and grant, of an interim injunction in the “unknown” as well as “known” protester context by Knowles J in the Birmingham District Registry.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th November 2022

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Man who took posters to Sajid Javid’s home not guilty of criminal damage charge – The Independent

Posted November 4th, 2022 in coronavirus, criminal damage, demonstrations, government departments, news by tracey

‘A man has been found not guilty of intent to cause criminal damage after turning up at Sajid Javid’s home with adhesive spray and posters.’

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The Independent, 3rd November 2022

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Transport body seeks to take legal action against 180 people over road protests – The Independent

‘Transport for London bosses have asked a High Court judge to let them take legal action against more than 180 named people following the intensification of Just Stop Oil protests.’

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The Independent, 27th October 2022

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Woman sentenced for defacing Captain Sir Tom Moore memorial – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2022 in criminal damage, demonstrations, monuments, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A woman who tipped faeces over a memorial of Sir Captain Tom Moore has been given a suspended jail sentence.’

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BBC News, October 2022

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Transport for London secures injunction against Just Stop Oil protests – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 20th, 2022 in demonstrations, injunctions, London, news, roads, transport by sally

‘The High Court has granted an injunction preventing Just Stop Oil protestors from blocking “key” roads in central London.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th October 2022

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‘Huge victory for reproductive rights’: MPs approve ‘buffer zones’ outside abortion clinics – The Independent

Posted October 19th, 2022 in abortion, bills, demonstrations, hospitals, news, women by sally

‘MPs have voted in favour of nationwide “buffer zones” outside abortion clinics in England and Wales in a major win for abortion providers.’

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The Independent, 18th October 2022

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Damage to statues and ECHR rights – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has concluded in the Attorney General’s referral of the jury acquittal of the Colston 4 that ECHR rights were not engaged where damage to property was criminal. Rosalind English analyses the ruling.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th October 2022

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Court of Appeal concludes in AG referral of jury acquittal of Colston 4 that ECHR rights were not engaged where damage to property was criminal – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Four defendants were acquitted by a jury in Bristol Crown Court following their trial for allegations of criminal damage on 7 June 2020 to a statue of the English merchant Edward Colston (1636-1721). The story has been widely covered elsewhere so I will limit this post to a discussion of the reference itself.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 4th October 2022

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Met faces legal action after refusing to police ‘March of the Mummies’ – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2022 in children, demonstrations, news, police, pre-action conduct, road traffic, women by michael

‘The Metropolitan police are facing legal action after they refused to police a major protest by mothers against the cost of childcare in central London, weeks before it was scheduled to take place.’

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The Guardian, 30th September 2022

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Colston four: protesters cannot rely on ‘human rights’ defence, top judge rules – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2022 in appeals, criminal damage, demonstrations, human rights, monuments, news, violence by sally

‘Protesters accused of “significant” criminal damage cannot rely on human rights protections when on trial, the court of appeal has said.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2022

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Bristol Colston statue toppling was ‘violent act’, say judges – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2022 in appeals, criminal damage, demonstrations, human rights, monuments, news, violence by michael

‘The toppling of a statue of slave trader Edward Colston was a “violent” act, appeal court judges have ruled.

They also ruled human rights protections were not available as a defence to the so-called Colston Four, who were acquitted of criminal damage.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2022

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HS2 wins route-length High Court injunction – BBC News

Posted September 22nd, 2022 in demonstrations, injunctions, news, nuisance, railways, trespass by sally

‘HS2 Ltd has been granted an “extensive” injunction along the length of the high-speed line from London to Crewe to help tackle unlawful protests.’

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BBC News, September 2022

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Leicester disorder: Second man sentenced cites social media influence – BBC News

‘A man sentenced for carrying a knife at a protest in Leicester at the weekend said he was influenced by social media.’

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BBC News, 20th September 2022

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Do Marginalised People Get The Same Level Of Free Speech As Others? – Each Other

‘Article 10 and Article 11 of the Human Rights Act (HRA) state that everyone has the right to freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. However, this does not always hold true for marginalised groups.’

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Each Other, 21st September 2022

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