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For years it has been common practice for protesters held in a kettle (police containment) to be forced to submit to police filming and/or provide their details as a condition of leaving. There have been countless incidents in which protesters who have tried (lawfully) to refuse these demands have been threatened with arrest, or told they could not leave the kettle.
This should now change, as the High Court has today ruled that the police have no powers to force people to give their details, or comply with police filming and photography, simply because they are held in a kettle.
Originally posted by MyHappyDogShiner
How naïve most American's are is just astounding.
Originally posted by stirling
By disallowing any coercion to co operate with the police, it sort of defacto does make te idea of kettling illegal....and is a good step in that direction.
Too bad the police will do what they do regardless of what the courts say.