Thursday, August 19, 2010

Debate on protest and policing.

Clive Anderson hosts a useful debate about protest and policing. Hear from the numpty who invented kettling- holding people in a area surrounded by riot cops until they reach boiling point.

Conflict between police and G20 demonstrators raised serious questions about the distinctions in law between our right to peaceful protest and police powers to prevent violence and disorder. What are the legal limits of our right to express dissent? Is it acceptable for police to use powers under the Terrorism Act to prevent demonstrations and is the police tactic of 'kettling' to control crowds actually legal?

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