Public Protests

Defending the right to lawful public protest

The right to peaceful protest has been enshrined in British law for centuries, although in recent years successive governments have sought to restrict this right. Protesting within Parliament Square, for example, has legal restrictions, although in 2011 the banning of unapproved protests within 1 km of parliament was revoked.

Nevertheless, what constitutes peaceful protest can be subject to interpretation and protesters can unwittingly fall foul of the law. Recent moves to kettle protesters has also caused friction between police and peaceful members of the public who have found themselves inadvertently caught up in demonstrations. . 

If you have been arrested while exercising your lawful right to protest, the lawyers at Berkeley Sahota can help.

Call us today for a free initial consultation to discuss your case.