Protesting - From BLM LDN
- Stay at home if you show symptoms of COVD-19
- Secure your tech. Disable data and face/touch ID
- Plan on how you are getting there and going home.
- Maintain distance 2 meters apart
- Arrange a place if you get separated from friends
- Self-quarantine for 2 weeks after an event
- Say 'No' comment
- You are not required to answer police questions, so don't.
- If you have any legal questions, witness an arrest or police violence or get arrested yourself contact one of the numbers below
If Taken to a police Station
- If you are taken to a police station, you may wish to say your name, address and D.O.B to speed up release.
- If asked for nationality, you MUST give it.
- Answer NO further questions
- Accept no caution without advice from a recommended solicitor
- You have a right to free legal advice at the police station
- You have a right to an interpreter if English is not your first language.
Protest / Arrest Support Information
- Green and Black Cross (GBC) for tips and support 07946 541 511
- Irvine Thanvi Natas (ITN) 0203 909 8100
- Hodge Jones & Allen (HJA) 0808 252 8678
- Bindman's 0207 833 4433 / 0207 305 5638 (out of hours)
- Kelly's 01273 674 898 / 0600 387 463
Petitions to Sign
- Text FLOYD to 55-156
- Educate children on British Colonialism
- Educate Children on Racism through Education
- Justice for Breonna Taylor
- Defund the American Police
- Charge All Four Officers
- Justice for Floyd
- Justice for Belly Mujinga
- Here is a Google Doc with hundreds of other petitions to sign
- National Bail Out
- Black Protest Legal Support UK
- The Innocent Project
- Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
- UK Black Lives Matter
- Black Visions Collective
- George Floyd Memorial Fund
- Stop Hate UK
- Reclaim the Block
- The Movement for Black Lives
- The National Family Fund UK
- Black Cultural Archives UK
- Here is an incredible Google Docs with lots and lots of resources, article links, books etc to educate yourself on Racism and How to be a Better Ally.
- Impact of Omission aims to educate the youngest generations on topics such as colonialism and give children in the UK a fuller view of British history. Here is a link with the survey they are conducting - takes 2 minutes!
Write a letter to your MP
Find your MP’s contact details at writetothem.com & consider personalising this letter with details specific to your MP and your constituency.
Dear [MP’s Name]
As a constituent of [YOUR CONSTITUENCY], I am writing to you to express my concern over the UK’s exportation of tear gas, rubber bullets and riot shields. Reports that these items are being sent to the US are deeply concerning. It is likely that these items will be used against the current peaceful civil rights protestors.
I’m sure you will agree with me that using tear gas and rubber bullets against peaceful protestors is completely unnecessary. Allowing peaceful protest is a key aspect of democracy. The UK should not be complicit in allowing another country to use this force against their citizens, and in fact goes against UK law to allow the export of such items when they may be used for internal repression.
The gravity of this situation is clear. Please call for a suspension on the selling items such as tear gas, rubber bullets and riot shields to the US.
I appreciate your understanding of my concerns as your constituent, and look forward to seeing my concerns represented.
[YOUR NAME, YOUR ADDRESS]