UK: Netpol report into the policing of protest 2010/2011


“A detailed new report launched today by the Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) highlights how promises made by the police to ‘adapt to protest’ after 2009's G20 demonstrations in London have been forgotten in a remarkably short space of time and a far more intolerant ‘total policing’ style response to protesters has developed in the UK.”

See: Full report (10mb, pdf)

See: Police protest tactics 'give officers excessive and disproportionate control' - Study by network of police monitoring groups says use of pre-emptive arrests and kettling are unjustified curbs on liberty (Guardian, link)

 

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