The U.K.’s Misguided Effort to Criminalize Protests

The U.K.’s Misguided Effort to Criminalize Protests
A protester marches between police officers during a vigil for 33-year-old marketing executive Sarah Everard, in London, March 15, 2021 (AP photo by Matt Dunham).

In the introduction to her 2013 book, “Policing Protest,” the Italian scholar Donatella della Porta described the stereotypical image of a British policeman as a “friendly bobby giving directions to a foreign tourist.” That amiable, unarmed, neighborly figure, she noted, was emblematic of a traditional policing style in the United Kingdom that had once been seen as a model by many agencies elsewhere in Europe. Today, the prevalent image of British security forces could not be more different. On March 12, a London Metropolitan Police officer was charged for the kidnap and murder of 33-year-old marketing executive Sarah Everard, an […]

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