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    I've noticed in recent days that the peaceful groups organising Thursday's protest (such as the national campaign against fees and cuts - anticuts.com) has published legal advice on their website for what to do incase of arrest - the rights you have etc. But I don't understand why, if the implication of the website is that it is a peaceful protest, they post arrest advice? What exactly would be breaking the law in terms of a protest? What could you be arrested for? Like last week the police tried to kettle protesters but they kept running away - was that illegal?
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    Sometimes it's simply a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    Like on Tuesday in London, 150 odd people were arrested simply for not moving off Trafalgar Square. You could be standing there quite peacefully indeed yet still get arrested if the police think the protest has gone on long enough and claim you're 'breaching the peace' (a very subjective reason for arrest).

    In the kettle in Bristol on Tuesday police were threatening to arrest anyone that didn't move off the road after they were released.
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    I really wouldn't worry about it too much, most of it is just a precaution. Those people on the last London protest were just driven to the closest tube station and released. convienent really, a police taxi service.
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    Because when the **** hits the fan the police cannot always tell who is doing what. Odds are a lot of people will get arrested taken out of the area and released without charges being pressed.
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    protesting in my view is rebellion against the establishment, serious actions should be taken to stop those in the decay of society for participating in this most insulting action




    peace out
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    (Original post by honestly)
    protesting in my view is rebellion against the establishment, serious actions should be taken to stop those in the decay of society for participating in this most insulting action




    peace out
    you are insane
 
 
 
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