Right to protest

Spain: Seven years of gagging and a cloak of impunity restrict and undermine the right to protest

New Amnesty International investigation as debate on the Gagging Amnesty International is calling on the government to guarantee the right to peaceful demonstration and on parliamentary groups to make legislative changes to facilitate this by amending the Gagging Law and…

Americas: States cracked down on asylum and the right to protest in 2019

As millions took to the streets to protest rampant violence, inequality, corruption and impunity, or were forced to flee their countries in search of safety, states across the Americas clamped down on the rights to protest and seek asylum last…

“Liberté is not just a word”: Klein, Corbyn call for mass protest at COP21

By taking to the streets, we will be clearly and unequivocally rejecting the Hollande government’s draconian and opportunistic bans on marches, protests, and demonstrations.” by Nadia Prupis, staff writer for Common Dreams. In Paris on Monday, a panel of activists,…

[Mayor of London] Boris Johnson’s decision to close Parliament Square to Occupy Democracy to be challenged in High Court tomorrow

By Occupy Democracy All previous 17 cases relating to Occupy Democracy protests acquitted or dismissed Policing operation costs exceeded £2 million Case is a litmus test of our democratic freedoms Mayor of London argues the rights of grass should take…

Occupy Democracy wins right to protest

London’s Mayor Boris Johnson fails in his attempt to prevent Occupy Democracy from holding monthly protests in Parliament Square By Occupy Democracy Boris backed down and removed the fencing which had previously blocked Occupy Democracy’s access to Parliament Square, after…