Lynne Barratt, Solicitor
Community campaigns need to be planned, structured and financed. The right to protest is internationally recognised, but police have move-on powers, and protesters may end up under arrest and in detention. Repeated confrontations can lead police to apply for exclusion orders preventing a particular person engaging in particular public conduct, or seek to impose bail conditions. Protesters may be charged with a range of offences against police and other law enforcers. Anti-terrorism legislation adds another layer of law that can impede legitimate protest.
This section includes the following topics:
- Structure, finances and insurance
- Protesting: your rights and the police
- Common charges associated with protests
- Protests and non-police officials
- Further information