Frequently Used Laws at a Protest

Info included in the above link:

  1. Obstruction of the Highway
  2. Conditions Placed on a Protest
  3. Trespass and Aggravated Trespass
  4. Criminal Damage and Theft
  5. Breach of the Peace
  6. Public Nuisance
  7. Obstruction of a Police Officer & Assault PC
  8. Violent Disorder

NB: This is not an exhaustive list and only takes into account protest related law. There are other charges that are bought against protestors that are rare, hard to predict and can have lengthier trials, heavier sentences and higher costs. Examples would be charges in other areas of the law such as terrorism or aviation, byelaws, or civil claims.

If you have specific questions about future planned actions, please email hypothetical questions to xr-legal@riseup.net two weeks prior to action day. The reason we ask for them to be hypothetical is to reduce the chance that people answering them could be considered complicit.

The majority of the information below has been taken from the Green and Black Cross website, greenandblackcross.org, with many thanks and huge appreciation.