Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Policing and protest in an age of austerity- may 5th

Henry Thomas Room, LondonMet, 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB (nearest tube station -Holloway Road)

The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has spoken of a new.era.of.civil.unrest" sparkedbby protests against education cuts and university fee increases. How might civil and political rights be challenged if austerity produces significant social or industrial unrest? What will be the role of the police in facilitating peaceful protest in such a climate?

Introduced by: Prof Malcolm Gillies, Vice Chancellor, London Met
Chair: Prof. Philip Leach, Director, HRSJ Research Institute

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