On February 27th, 2021, 8 anarchist comrades* from Italy, France and Spain were arrested during the riots in Barcelona stemming from the protests that have been taking place since the arrest of Pablo Hasél on February 16th. All are currently in pre-trial detention without bail in Brians I prison (Catalonia).
A lot has changed in the world of activist legal support and many people have been left wondering who they should turn to for advice and support. Carl Spender of the Activist Court Aid Brigade is here with the answers. Who should I contact for advice about protesting and the law? If your query is
With 56 people detained in the first few days of the DSEI arms fair protests in London and more than 30 arrested just on the 9th, it seems likely the total count for Dsei arrests will top 100 this year, though it’s worth noting that many of these will be “planned” arrests involving lock-ons and
Several new guides to help activists be safer, more effective (and just know your stuff) have been released recently, so below is a brief roundup: Squatting (Britain) The Advisory Service for Squatters’ new handbook, brought out over the weekend, which is the first new release since the government made squatting empty residential buildings illegal. The
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 07/11/20: Under emergency powers, there is still no general obligation for you to give name, address or personal details to police officers that stop you in the street (unless you are driving a vehicle, in which case see below). However, if the police wish to issue you with a Fixed Penalty Notice and
This was originally posted on the Warwick for Free Education blog who are currently occupying their university in support of free education and in protest at the brutal treatment they faced at the hands of the police and university staff last week. It’s been an eventful three weeks. On November 19th I was at the Free