(Hopefully those of us who are able can contribute to the legal support crowdunding for this:)
6,500 police will be deployed in Cornwall this weekend for the G7 protests
In a few days the G7 world leaders will arrive in Cornwall. And so will a 6,500 strong policing operation, aiming to shut down dissent and secure the summit as it takes place. Local people have already reported widespread police harassment, with officers turning up at the homes and workplaces of anyone marked as an "organiser". While new legislation is seeking to criminalise any protests which are seen as "noisy" or causing "annoyance", Devon and Cornwall Police have seen fit to set up designated protest sites to mitigate the risk of disruption.Given that one of the designated protest sites is a playing field in Exeter, over 100 miles away from the summit, local organisers are boycotting the "official" protest sites, and have warned against listening to Police propaganda claims to be "facilitating peaceful protest". With a huge policing operation in swing, we'll be sharing key information for protesters and reporting on the policing via @Netpol on Twitter. You can find information on how to join the action on the Resist G7 website or follow @ResistG7 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Donate to the #ResistG7 crowdfunder
Resist G7 legal support
Green and Black Cross are crowdfunding to cover urgent legal support costs for those facing arrests and police action at the G7 protests. They will be providing legal observers, arrestee support, and a Know Your Rights advice service for those taking part in the protests. Show your support by donating to the crowdfunder.
Global attack on our Freedom to Protest
Across the world, we're seeing a rise in military and police power to quash dissent. Join the the School of Anti Racism on Wednesday 9 June online to explore a global perspective on the right to protest, with activists from movements in Colombia, Palestine, and the UK discussing how we can fight back.Book your free ticket on Eventbrite.