Our wonderful facilitators took us through our rights in relation to protest at a recent session, and offer these links to further information and support:
You can find legal resources provided by Green and Black Cross (GBC) at the GBC Website.
If you are interested in reading more on common charges, you can find these on the GBC website.
Information on injunctions: https://greenandblackcross.org/guides/injunctions/
The Network for Police Monitoring has lots of useful information and resources on their website: https://netpol.org/.
Link to Bustcards (for all regions): https://greenandblackcross.org/bustcard.
Stop and Search
Here is a link to a stop-and-search ‘Know Your Rights’ card. It is also recommended to print these off and hand them out at protests. Please encourage protesters to read them: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wCFYm59GJvKDn3c4bdZ3wVLgitfG1AaK/view?usp=drivesdk.
The app and website ‘Y-Stop’ has information on your rights around stop-and-search, as well as a space for you to record searches, challenge the police, and make complaints. It’s a good idea to download Y-Stop if you have a smartphone: https://y-stop.org/.
5 key messages:
- UNDER WHAT POWER?
- NO COMMENT!
- NO CAUTION!
- NO DUTY SOLICITOR!
- NO PERSONAL DETAILS!
See if your job requires an enhanced DBS check: http://hub.unlock.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/A-Z-of-specific-job-roles-and-eligibility-for-criminal-record-check.pdf.
Unlock Website info about criminal records: https://unlock.org.uk/topic/about-criminal-records/
Informed dissent has some really good info: https://informeddissent.info/arrestandimmigrationstatus.
The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) have answers to commonly asked questions, and also have a free helpline (020 7553 7470).
Activist Trauma Support has useful resources on trauma, burnout & sustainable activism (archived resource): https://www.activist-trauma.net/
ASSIST Trauma Support has further information and resources on trauma: http://assisttraumacare.org.uk.