Extinction Rebellion: The ‘reluctant activists’ facing criminal records – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in climate change, demonstrations, imprisonment, news, public order by sally

‘Thousands of people from across the UK have been arrested this year as part of climate change protests that police said have stretched resources.’

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BBC News, 1st December 2019

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Charges dropped against more than 100 Extinction Rebellion protesters – The Guardian

‘More than 100 Extinction Rebellion protesters have had charges against them dropped after the ban forbidding protest in London last month was ruled unlawful.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2019

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Man jailed for setting fireworks off during Remembrance Sunday two-minute silence – The Independent

Posted November 13th, 2019 in armed forces, explosives, news, public order, sentencing by sally

‘A man who set off fireworks during a Remembrance Sunday event has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 12th November 2019

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Travellers: Home Office ‘Criminalising Families With Nowhere To Go’ – Charities – Rights Info

Posted November 6th, 2019 in news, police, public order, travellers, trespass by sally

‘Travellers’ and Gypsies’ ancient way of life is under threat from “inhumane” proposals to criminalise unauthorised encampments, charities have warned.’

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Rights Info, 5th November 2019

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Police ban on Extinction Rebellion protests ruled illegal by high court – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2019 in climate change, demonstrations, false imprisonment, news, police, public order by sally

‘Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion protesters may now sue the Metropolitan police for unlawful arrest after the high court quashed an order banning the group’s protests in London last month.’

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The Guardian, 6th November 2019

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Environmental Law News Update – Six Pump Court

‘In this latest Environmental Law News Update Gordon Wignall, Christopher Badger and Natasha Hausdorff consider the recently published Environment Bill, the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill and whether public nuisance might provide a means of taking action in cases of climate change.’

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Six Pump Court, 23rd October 2019

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Extinction Rebellion London Ban: What Is A Section 14 Order And Is It Lawful? – Rights Info

‘Police have banned climate campaigners Extinction Rebellion (XR) from protesting in London, a move that human rights groups have condemned as “chilling”. What power does the police have to do this, and is it lawful? RightsInfo explores.’

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Rights Info, 15th October 2019

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Hate crimes double in five years in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘The number of hate crimes reported to police has more than doubled since 2013, according to government figures, which also showed a large increase last year in offences against people based on sexual orientation.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2019

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Extinction Rebellion lawyers apply for judicial review over protest ban – The Guardian

Posted October 16th, 2019 in climate change, demonstrations, internet, judicial review, news, police, public order by sally

‘Lawyers for Extinction Rebellion have filed an urgent application for a judicial review hearing at the high court in London, as the number of arrests in 10 days of demonstrations rose to more than 1,600.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2019

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The limits of the inherent jurisdiction (1) – Local Government Lawyer

‘Mr Justice Cobb recently handed down two important decisions on the scope of the inherent jurisdiction at the border of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. In the first of two articles on these rulings, the Court of Protection team at 39 Essex Chambers examine a case concerning a young adult and the use of the inherent jurisdiction to authorise deprivations of liberty where there is no statutory framework in place.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th October 2019

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Man fined for kicking Labour MP Jess Phillips’ office door and shouting: ‘Is this the fascist party offices?’ – The Independent

Posted October 11th, 2019 in fines, harassment, news, political parties, public order by tracey

‘A man has been fined after kicking out at the front door of Jess Phillips’ constituency office, while shouting “is this the fascist party offices?” ‘

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The Independent, 10th October 2019

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High Court rules district judge could make non-party costs award after licensing hearing, but allows appeal over procedure – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 17th, 2019 in appeals, costs, licensing, news, public order by tracey

‘A district judge hearing a licensing appeal has the power under the Licensing Act 2003 to make a non-party costs award, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th September 2019

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The line between legitimate protest and anti-social behaviour – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Public order cases involving protests have always sparked controversy, with the collision between the state’s responsibility to ensure the smooth running of civil society and the individual citizen’s right to draw attention to what they regard as a pressing moral concern.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th August 2019

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Extinction Rebellion activists convicted of public order offences – The Guardian

‘Three Extinction Rebellion activists involved in protests in central London in April have been convicted of public order offences at a trial which heard a message of support for them from the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell.’

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2019

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Protester who harassed Anna Soubry handed suspended sentence – The Guardian

‘Self-styled yellow vest protester James Goddard has been handed a suspended prison sentence and banned from an area around parliament for hurling abuse at the remain-supporting MP Anna Soubry. The pro-Brexit campaigner, 30, was filmed calling the former Conservative a Nazi and a traitor outside the Houses of Parliament in December and January.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2019

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Squirrel-eating men at Soho vegan food stall fined – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2019 in fines, food, harassment, news, public order, veganism by sally

‘Two men who ate dead squirrels outside a vegan food stall in protest against veganism have been convicted of public order offences and fined.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2019

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Tommy Robinson Is Jailed For Contempt Of Court: Here’s What It Means – Rights Info

‘Former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has been jailed for nine months after being found guilty of contempt of court.’

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Rights Info, 11th July 2019

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Tommy Robinson jailed for contempt of court – BBC News

‘The ex-English Defence League leader was found guilty last week of interfering with the trial of a sexual grooming gang at Leeds Crown Court in May 2018.’

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BBC News, 11th July 2019

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Compensation for anti-EDL activists detained by police reaches £729,000 – Daily Telegraph

‘Scotland Yard has paid out £729,000 in compensation to activists who claimed they were unlawfully detained while marching against the English Defence League (EDL).’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th June 2019

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Extinction Rebellion protester convicted of public order offence – The Guardian

‘The first person to face trial over the Extinction Rebellion protests in April has been found guilty of a minor public order offence for blocking a road in central London.’

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The Guardian, 25th June 2019

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