Archive for the 'demonstrations' Category

Protester to sue police over secret surveillance – The Guardian

“An 86-year-old man has been granted permission to launch a lawsuit against police chiefs who have classified him as a ‘domestic extremist’ and kept a detailed record of his political activities on a clandestine database.”

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Kettling of G20 protesters by police was illegal, high court rules – The Guardian

“The high court has ruled that the Metropolitan police broke the law in the way they ‘kettled’ protesters at the G20 demonstrations in 2009.”

Full story

The Guardian, 14th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

London G20 demo: ‘Kettling’ tactic ruling due – BBC News

“A High Court ruling on whether police in London acted lawfully when they used “kettling” tactics at the G20 protests two years ago is expected later.

Full story

BBC News, 14th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK Uncut arrests threaten future protests, lawyer warns – The Guardian

“A lawyer at a leading civil liberties firm has expressed fears for the future of direct action protest after the mass arrest of UK Uncut activists during last Saturday’s anti-cuts demonstrations in London.”

Full story

The Guardian, 30th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police may be given new powers after cuts protest, says home secretary – The Guardian

“The government will consider giving the police new powers, including the banning of face coverings, following the weekend’s anti-cuts march, the home secretary, Theresa May, has said.”

Full story

The Guardian, 28th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Tomlinson inquest to begin, two years after his death – The Independent

“After three post-mortem examinations, and almost two years to the day since he died after being struck by a police baton during G20 protests, the inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson is due to start on Monday.”

Full story

The Independent, 26th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Police ‘illegally’ kettled peaceful G20 protesters for four hours, court hears – The Guardian

“Police officers illegally kettled peaceful climate activists at the G20 protests in 2009 to stop their gathering being ‘hijacked’ by violent protesters from another demonstration, the high court has heard.”

Full story

The Guardian, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

G20 protesters challenge police kettling tactics in court – The Guardian

“Police officers used punches to the face, slaps and shields against demonstrators whom police chiefs accept had nothing to do with violence, the high court will hear today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 21st March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Anti-war protester Brian Haw loses right to camp outside parliament – The Guardian

“The London mayor has won his latest bid to evict veteran peace campaigner Brian Haw from Parliament Square Gardens.”

Full story

The Guardian, 17th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police accused of false arrest at fees protest – The Guardian

“IPCC investigating claims that officer colluded with colleagues to arrest man on false grounds during December protest.”

Full story

The Guardian, 14th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man guilty of burning poppies at Armistice Day protest – BBC News

“A man has been found guilty of burning poppies at a protest in west London on Armistice Day.”

Full story

BBC News, 7th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Met police are criminalising a generation of students, claims law firm – The Guardian

“A leading legal aid firm has accused the Metropolitan police of criminalising a generation of students for taking part in the protests against tuition fees.”

Full story

The Guardian, 6th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Fresh bid to evict peace campaigner Brian Haw

“The mayor of London has returned to the High Court in a fresh bid to evict veteran peace campaigner Brian Haw from Parliament Square Gardens.”

Full story

The Independent, 28th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Luton army parade protesters lose High Court appeal – BBC News

“Five Muslim men who disrupted a march by soldiers who had just returned from Afghanistan have lost an appeal against convictions for public order offences.”

Full story

BBC News, 16th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Undercover police case: CPS to review convictions of environmental protesters – Daily Telegraph

“The Crown Prosecution service (CPS) is to review the convictions of a group of environmental protesters sentenced for planning to shut down the UK’s second largest power station.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 28th January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station activists sentenced – BBC News

“Two activists who planned to shut down a power station in Nottinghamshire have been given community orders.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Court threat to Parliament Square protesters – The Independent

“Parliament Square peace protesters were threatened with court action today (17 January) unless they clear their makeshift camps from the pavement area by the end of the working week.”

Full story

The Independent, 17th January 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

IPCC to launch inquiry into collapsed case against environmental protesters – The Guardian

“Police watchdog called in to investigate reasons why prosecution fell apart.”

Full story

The Guardian, 13th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Activists challenge convictions in wake of police spy revelations – The Guardian

“Twenty environmental activists are seeking to overturn recent criminal convictions in the wake of the Guardian’s revelations about a network of undercover police officers embedded deep in the movement.”

Full story

The Guardian, 13th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Student protester who threw fire extinguisher from roof jailed – The Guardian

“A student who admitted throwing a fire extinguisher from the roof of Millbank Tower during November’s tuition fees protests was sentenced to 32 months in jail today by a judge who warned those who abuse the right of peaceful protest to expect lengthy custodial sentences.”

Full story

The Guardian, 11th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Undercover officer ‘switched sides’ in power station trial – The Independent

“The trial of six people accused of trying to shut down one of Britain’s biggest power stations has collapsed amid claims that an undercover policeman who infiltrated their group offered to give evidence on their behalf.”

Full story

The Independent, 10th January 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Ratcliffe coal protesters spared jail sentences – The Guardian

“Environmental activists who planned to shut down a coal-fired power station near Nottingham were spared jail today after a judge declared they acted with ‘the highest possible motives’.”

Full story

The Guardian, 5th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

IPCC to oversee investigation into wheelchair protester incident – The Guardian

“The police watchdog will oversee the investigation into allegations that police assaulted a young disabled protester as he took part in a student fees demonstration last week.”

Full story

The Guardian, 16th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Student fees protest: lawyers launch legal challenge to kettling – The Guardian

“Lawyers have launched a legal challenge to the police tactic of kettling during recent student demonstrations, claiming a breach of human rights.”

Full story

The Guardian, 14th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ratcliffe activists found guilty of coal station plot – The Guardian

“Campaigners who planned to shut down coal-fired power station convicted of conspiracy to commit aggravated trespass.”

Full story

The Guardian, 14th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

G20 photographer awarded £30,000 for injury by police – The Guardian

“A photographer who was struck in the face by a police shield during the G20 protests last year has been awarded £30,000 compensation by the Metropolitan police.”

Full story

The Guardian, 7th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v Buxton and others – WLR Daily

Regina v Buxton and others [2010] WLR (D) 214

“There was no reason in principle why a restraining order should not be made to protect a company or a group of persons from harassment.”

WLR Daily, 3rd December 2010

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.

University goes to court to evict sit-in protesters – The Guardian

“Students staging a sit-in at University College London in protest at a rise in tuition fees could face eviction today after university lawyers sought a court order to eject them.”

Full story

The Guardian, 2nd December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

G20 policeman faces misconduct charges over Ian Tomlinson death – The Guardian

“The police officer who attacked Ian Tomlinson at the G20 protests will be accused of ‘inadvertently causing or contributing’ to his death at a gross misconduct hearing, it was revealed today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 29th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ian Tomlinson death: senior judge appointed to oversee inquest – The Guardian

“A senior judge and expert in protest law has been appointed to oversee the inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson, the newspaper seller who died at last year’s demonstrations against the G20 summit.”

Full story

The Guardian, 10th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Senior judge to oversee G20 protests inquest – The Independent

“A senior judge will be appointed to oversee an inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson at the ‘earliest opportunity’, it emerged today.”

Full story

The Independent, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Inquiry after police filmed hitting anti-fascist protester – The Guardian

“An investigation is under way after a police officer was filmed hitting an anti-fascist demonstrator in the face during a far-right rally.”

Full story

The Guardian, 21st October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

CPS ‘not altering’ decision over Ian Tomlinson death – BBC News

“The decision not to prosecute Pc Simon Harwood over the death of Ian Tomlinson will not alter, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.”

Full story

BBC News, 14th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lord Saville defends millions in fees to Bloody Sunday lawyers – Daily Telegraph

“Lord Saville of Newdigate defended the cost and length of the £200 million inquiry, which took more than 11 years, saying that it could not have been done cheaply or quickly if it was to be ‘thorough’.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 13th October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Home Secretary bans English Defence League march in Bradford – Daily Telegraph

“Theresa May, the Home Secretary, has authorised a blanket ban on marches in a city on the day of a planned protest by the English Defence League (EDL), an right-wing campaign group.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 20th August 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Police chief seeks ban on protest marches – Daily Telegraph

“A chief constable is applying for a blanket ban on marches in a city on the day of a planned protest by the right-wing English Defence League (EDL).”

Full story

Daily Telelgraph, 18th August 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Daily Mail and Sun pay out to Tamil hunger striker – The Guardian

“Papers apologise to Parameswaran Subramanyam after falsely claiming he sustained himself with hamburgers during fast.”

Full story

The Guardian, 29th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Calls for judge to conduct London G20 inquest – BBC News

“The government has been urged by MPs to appoint a judge to conduct the inquest into Ian Tomlinson who died at the G20 protests in London last year.”

Full story

BBC News, 28th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Pc ‘could face sack’ over Ian Tomlinson G20 death – The Independent

“A riot squad officer filmed hitting Ian Tomlinson with his baton and pushing him to the ground could be sacked after being accused of gross misconduct.”

Full story

The Independent, 27th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Ian Tomlinson death: attorney general backs CPS inaction – The Guardian

“The attorney general, Dominic Grieve, today supported the Crown Prosecution Service’s decision against charging the police officer caught on video during last year’s G20 protests striking Ian Tomlinson, who later died.”

Full story

The Guardian, 26th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Mayor of London (on behalf of the Greater London Authority) v Hall and others – WLR Daily

Mayor of London (on behalf of the Greater London Authority) v Hall and others [2010] EWCA Civ 817; [2010] WLR (D) 195

“The Mayor of London was entitled to an order for possession and an injunction against a number of defendants requiring them to leave a square opposite Parliament, even though title to the land was vested in the Crown, since it was implicit in ss 384 and 385 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999, which gave the Mayor complete control and regulation of the square, that the Mayor had the right to seek a possession order.”

WLR Daily, 19th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

No charges over death of Ian Tomlinson – Crown Prosecution Service

“Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions, announced today that no charges will be brought in relation to the death of Ian Tomlinson at the ‘G20 protests’ in London on 1 April 2009.”

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 22nd July 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Ian Tomlinson death: lawyers challenge CPS over decision not to prosecute – The Guardian

“The Crown Prosecution Service’s decision that no charges will be brought in relation to the death of Ian Tomlinson has been challenged by lawyers, who argue it shows a disparity in how the criminal justice system treats police officers and members of the public.”

Full story

The Guardian, 22nd July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Democracy Village set to be demolished – The Guardian

“Democracy Village, a ragtag community of peace activists, pro-democracy campaigners and the homeless in central London, is about to be torn down.”

Full story

The Guardian, 18th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Israeli embassy Gaza protesters have sentences cut – BBC News

“Seven protesters arrested after a demonstration in London against Israel’s invasion of Gaza have won cuts in their sentences of up to 18 months.”

Full story

BBC News, 13th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police payout for men beaten at Gaza protest – The Independent

“Two protesters beaten by unidentified police officers during a protest in London against Israeli actions in Gaza have been awarded £25,000 in compensation from the Metropolitan Police.”

Full story

The Independent, 13th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Parliament Sq. evictions case reaches Appeal Court – The Independent

“A legal battle to evict peace campaigners from historic Parliament Square Gardens is to reach the Court of Appeal.”

Full story

The Independent, 9th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Parliament Square protesters win eviction reprieve – The Guardian

“The Parliament Square peace camp remained in possession of the bleached square of grass in front of the Houses of Parliament today (2 July) after winning a stay of execution minutes before an eviction order was due to be imposed.”

Full story

The Guardian, 2nd July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Boris Johnson wins court order to evict Parliament Square protesters – The Guardian

“Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, today won a high court order evicting protesters who have turned Parliament Square into a makeshift encampment.”

Full story

The Guardian, 29th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

High Court judge to rule Parliament Square protest – BBC News

“A High Court judge is to rule on a bid by London Mayor Boris Johnson to evict peace protesters from Parliament Square.”

Full story

BBC News, 29th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

IPCC clears G20 protest sergeant Delroy Smellie – BBC News

“A police officer accused of striking a woman with a baton at a G20 protest has been cleared by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.”

Full story

BBC News, 17th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Parliament Square eviction case a ‘collision of rights’ – BBC News

“The High Court has heard the Mayor of London’s attempt to evict Parliament Square protesters is a ‘collision of rights’.”

Full story

BBC News, 14th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jury acquits G20 protester accused of being ringleader in clashes – The Guardian

“His bloodied face became the symbol of violent G20 demonstrators seemingly intent on attacking police. But the man whose angry remonstrations with police at the protests in April last year were relayed live on television news, and later emblazoned across newspaper front pages, was not the rioter he was depicted as.”

Full story

The Guardian, 11th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Kingsnorth protesters compensated for unlawful police search – Daily Telegraph

“Three people, including 13-year-old twins, are to be paid compensation by police after they were stopped and searched unlawfully at a climate camp demonstration.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 11th June 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Boris Johnson brings legal action to remove Parliament Square peace protesters – The Guardian

“Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, is today bringing legal action to remove peace protesters camping in Parliament Square.”

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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