Demand that the National Police Chiefs Council adopts a new, eleven-point Charter

2014 Rally & Processionprovided by: Netpol
published: April/May 2021

The government’s new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is an unprecedented attack on the freedom to protest. We have to fight against this Bill. But we need more than opposition – that’s why we’re launching a new Charter For Freedom of Assembly Rights. Please sign the petition here >

For the last decade, successive governments have been increasingly hostile towards protests. This has been matched by the way the police have interpreted “peaceful” protest so that even minor breaches of the law are treated as invalidating the collective legitimacy of protesters’ demands, justifying even more aggressive tactics and more surveillance.

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French government drops controversial security law after activists protests

Police Fingerprint Softwaresource: DAILY SABAH
published: 30 November 2020

The French government has dropped a controversial bill that would have curbed the right to film police officers in action, the speaker of French President Emmanuel Macron’s ruling party said on Monday.

“The bill will be completely rewritten and a new version will be submitted,” Christophe Castaner, head of the LaRem party in the French parliament, told a news conference.

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The police say they support Black Lives Matter. Tell that to people in Tottenham

Police Lantern UK

source: The Guardian
published: 12 June 2020

The callous killing of George Floyd resonated powerfully across all of Britain’s black communities, given our long-running issues with the police. But his death at the hands of four Minnesota police officers probably had more meaning in one part of the country than any other.

In Tottenham, north London, five black people have died at the hands of the police. There is my friend’s mother, Cynthia Jarrett, who died of a heart attack during a police raid on her home in 1985. Joy Gardner (1993) died after the police gagged her, and Roger Sylvester (1999) died after being restrained. Then there is Mark Duggan (2011) and Jermaine Baker (2015), who were both shot and killed by Metropolitan police officers.  It has been determined through investigations in all these cases that the police officers had no case to answer for.

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