Sunday, 16 February 2020

Prevent and the criminalisation of protest

  • Public meeting: Prevent and the criminalisation of protest
    6.30pm Thursday 27th February 2020
    Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London
  • Speakers: Lowkey Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott
    Kate Hudson from CND Lindsey German from Stop the War Ben Jamalfrom PSC, with contributions from Greenpeace & Stand Up to Racism
In January 2020, organisations and protest groups campaigning for peace, environmental justice, human rights and animal rights, and against racism found themselves listed in a police counter-terror document. It is part of an alarming pattern of attacks on civil liberties and the right to protest.

The state, under the guise of tackling terrorism, is increasingly surveilling and monitoring individuals and groups engaged in legitimate political and democratic processes. If this massive state overreach is not confronted, we risk losing further democratic freedoms that we presently take for granted.

The campaign groups on the front line of these attacks have demanded that the police counter-terror document is immediately rescinded and repudiated, and are calling for an independent review of the Prevent strategy.

Join us for a discussion about this dangerous threat to the progressive movements and be part of the campaign to push back.

Please make sure you register to secure your seat

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