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Protest law update – agg tres, domestic extremism and preventative arrests

21 Jun

Important as it is, this weeks judicial ruling on police demanding the personal details of kettled protesters is not the only development in protest law in recent months. The following briefing which covers four prominent cases has been prepared by members of the Netpol Lawyers Group, an independent forum for lawyers working in protest law, affiliated to Netpol. It is published here in the hope that it may be useful to campaign and protest groups.

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Aggravated Trespass.

Name of case: Nero v DPP [2012] EWHC 1238 (Admin)

This ruling on aggravated trespass in the Divisional Court makes it more difficult to defend cases on the basis that activity disrupted by trespassing was not “lawful activity”. Continue reading

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