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Black lives have always mattered

On the day of George Floyd’s memorial service I am acutely aware that Protest Justice has been noticeably absent from commenting on his murder by Minnesota police officers last week. This is not because I don’t care – far from it – this is the first time I have been able to sit, rationally, and … Continued

Assault? Result!

Tigger warning : this video contains aggressive behaviour and swearing. Video link to incident here Today, Protest Justice received the results of a recent complaint.  In July, at Rathlin’s West Newton B acidization site* in East Yorkshire, a supplier’s driver took exception to being filmed during his delivery.  Jumping out of his truck, he was … Continued

Calling out the bullies

** Trigger warning – this article contains references to bullying, sexual assault, racism and suicide ** We live in a society which is becoming more divided. The reality is that the venim that spews out towards a group or individual from behind a keyboard now seems to be spilling onto the streets. The xenophobic nature … Continued

2019 – The year of street protest

Uprising and protest are traditional ways to show leadership that communities disagree with decisions imposed upon them.  Having tried many other means of opposition, protest is often the last available to people and 2019 saw civil unrest around the world.  Citizens took to the streets across South America, Asia, North America, Australia, the Middle East, … Continued

Protest policing review – our response

Protest Justice has challenged the recent review regarding operational policing of public order and protest. We believe that the National Police Chiefs Council and College of Policing guidance document does not correspond with the experience of protest policing on the ground from multiple police forces. The guidance appears to be at odds with the embedded … Continued

Arrestee Support – supporting those on the frontline

In this series, we explore a range of support roles people engage in to help people on the “frontline” of protest.  Take a look at this invaluable support role, it’s a role often not spoken about; one which takes compassion and empathy. This account, written by a fabulous individual, who gave dedicated, wonderful and warm … Continued

Incidents reported – what the data says

DATA ANALYSIS – INCIDENT REPORTS SUBMITTED DECEMBER 2018 – APRIL 2019 INTRODUCTION Protest Justice was launched in December 2018 in response to anti-fracking protesters facing aggression from a variety of sources such as the police, private security and third-party suppliers, on a daily basis.  The impact on the wellbeing of those protesters, and the people … Continued

Can protesting be good for you?

We are delighted to welcome Sara Vestergren as our guest blogger in the People’s Voice this month. Sara is a Lecturer in Social Psychology at the University of Salford, her research lies within the social identity tradition with a focus and interest in crowds and collective action. If you have any queries or want more information … Continued

The story behind the Red Line

The Protest Justice logo proudly depicts a group of people entwined with a red ribbon, or red line. The red line is familiar to the anti-fracking community and carries a particularly special meaning, and a personal connection, to those of us who protested against fracking in North Yorkshire. It inspired us on so many levels … Continued