Ban on protests at Parliament to be lifted – The Observer

Posted March 25th, 2008 in demonstrations, freedom of expression, news, parliament by sally

“A controversial ban on protests outside the Houses of Parliament will be scrapped by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith this week in a symbolic victory for freedom of speech campaigners.”

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The Observer, 23rd March 2008

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/

Cartoon protesters’ jail term cut – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2007 in demonstrations, inciting racial hatred, news, sentencing by sally

“Three men jailed for their part in protests against cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad have won an appeal to reduce their sentences.”

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BBC News, 30th October 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Austin and Another v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis – Times Law Reports

Posted October 30th, 2007 in demonstrations, law reports, police, public order by sally

Police had good defence to unlawful detention claim

Austin and Another v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

Court of Appeal

“It was lawful only in extreme and exceptional circumstances for the police to contain demonstrators and members of the public caught up in that demonstration who themselves did not appear to be about to commit a breach of the peace. Containment was lawful only where it was necessary to prevent others from committing an imminent breach of the peace and there was no other way to achieve that.”

The Times, 29th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Austin and another v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis – WLR Daily

Posted October 18th, 2007 in demonstrations, law reports, police, public order by sally

Austin and another v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

“In extreme and exceptional circumstances it was lawful for the police to contain demonstrators and members of the public caught up in that demonstration even though they themselves did not appear to be about to commit a breach of the peace, where it was necessary to prevent an imminent breach of the peace by others, and no other means would achieve that.”

WLR Daily, 18th October 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note: once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Activists who handcuffed Hodge cleared – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2007 in demonstrations, false imprisonment, news by sally

“Two fathers’ rights campaigners who handcuffed former children’s minister Margaret Hodge during a protest were cleared yesterday of false imprisonment. Fathers4Justice activists Jonathan Stanesby, 41, and Jason Hatch, 35, shackled the MP for Barking during a family law conference at the Lowry hotel in Salford in 2004.”

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The Guardian, 4th October 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Director of Public Prosecutions v Haw – Times Law Reports

Posted September 11th, 2007 in demonstrations, law reports, police by sally

Commissioner has power to delegate conditions

Director of Public Prosecutions v Haw

Queen’s Bench Divisional Court

“The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis could delegate his statutory power to impose conditions on demonstrations in the vicinity of Parliament. ”

The Times, 11th September 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note: the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Parliament war protester jailed over £600 fine – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 23rd, 2007 in demonstrations, fines, news by sally

“The first person to be convicted of organising a demonstration within an exclusion zone around Parliament Square has been jailed for refusing to pay his fine.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd August 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Parliament protest cleared – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2007 in demonstrations, health & safety, news by sally

“Dozens of people who had set up a peace camp opposite the House of Commons to protest against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were evicted yesterday after officials claimed they had turned the area into a health hazard.”

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The Guardian, 18th August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The limits of protest – The Guardian

Posted August 14th, 2007 in demonstrations, injunctions, special report by sally

“Tim Lawson-Cruttenden is the Heathrow lawyer who took out an injunction against the climate camp protesters. What, he asks, is the role of protest in a free society, and how far should it go?”

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The Guardian, 14th August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Illegal protests threat at Heathrow – The Times

Posted August 14th, 2007 in demonstrations, news, police, terrorism by sally

“The Government warned climate change protesters at Heathrow last night to stay within the bounds of the law, as fears grew that militant elements would mount illegal protests.”

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The Times, 14th August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Police to use terror laws on Heathrow climate protesters – The Guardian

Posted August 13th, 2007 in demonstrations, news, police, terrorism by sally

“Armed police will use anti-terrorism powers to ‘deal robustly’ with climate change protesters at Heathrow next week, as confrontations threaten to bring major delays to the already overstretched airport.”

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The Guardian, 11th August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Climate change protesters set up Heathrow camp – The Independent

Posted August 13th, 2007 in demonstrations, injunctions, news by sally

“Heathrow climate change activists have set up their protest camp two days early, after weeks of secrecy over the proposed site during which they fought a sweeping injunction against them.”

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The Independent, 13th August 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Haw protest restrictions unlawful – BBC News

Posted August 9th, 2007 in demonstrations, news, police by sally

“Restrictions placed on anti-Iraq war protestor Brian Haw by police over his six-year peace vigil have been ruled unlawful in a High Court judgement.”

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BBC News, 8th August 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Director of Public Prosecutions v. Haw – WLR Daily

Posted August 8th, 2007 in demonstrations, law reports, police by sally

Director of Public Prosecutions v. Haw

“The statutory power available to the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis to impose conditions on authorisations for demonstrations in the vicinity of Parliament could be delegated.

WLR Daily, 6th August 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Brian Haw: ‘It is strange that they are spending so much money prosecuting me’ – The Independent

Posted August 7th, 2007 in demonstrations, freedom of expression, human rights, news by sally

“As the Camp for Climate Action began planning in earnest for next week’s protest at Heathrow, one veteran protester against the Iraq war was also enjoying a moment of vindication.”

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The Independent, 7th August 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk