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Know Your Rights: Dealing with Police at Protests

Sunday 4 April, 2021 @ 15:00 - 16:30

*** All School of Activism 2.0 events will be held online ***

Dealing with the police can be intimidating. They are the hired thugs of the rich, always standing in the way of the struggle for a better world. Their job is to prevent any meaningful, lasting radical change. Brought to you by Bristol Defendant Solidarity this session will deal with knowing your “rights”, knowing your enemy, staying confident and sticking together when faced with police bullying, hassle or attacks. We hope to share experience and knowledge and learn lessons to increase confidence and solidarity when we come up against the police. An understanding of the laws they use against us and how the police work can go a long way to avoiding trouble and arrest.

Bristol Defendant Solidarity aims to help with that! Bristol Defendant Solidarity is an independent group run by local volunteers, formed after the Stokes Croft riots in April 2011. We aim to provide effective, lasting unconditional support and solidarity to anyone arrested or imprisoned as a result of demos, riots, direct action and escalating class war. We also stand in solidarity with all people facing harassment from the state – whether that is a “random” Stop and Search on the street, or dawn raid as part of their investigations into “subversive” groups. We take a clear stand against state repression and police brutality.

Solidarity is our best defence.
For more info about the work of BDS see https://bristolabc.wordpress.com/defendant-solidarity/

Tickets available now from Headfirst. The suggested donation of £4 will help us keep the School of Activism as accessible & low-cost as possible, £8 will subsidise a ticket for someone else – but no-one turned away through lack of funds!

The School of Activism 2.0 is a two week programme of workshops, talks and activities brought to you by Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft over the Easter holidays. The workshops are intended to be empowering experiences equipping people with the tools to challenge the status quo, contest power structures and ultimately to change the world.

We learn by doing.
We make our own future.

School of Chativism

If you're feeling hyped about all this educating, and you wanna connect with other SoA students to talk about what you've learnt, and/or discuss the future of ethical social media, then this is for you...

"The School of Chativism is an experimental social media space that will run for the duration of the School of Activism 2.0. This is the place to discuss and share events at SOA2. But it's also a space for questioning what social media currently is, and what it could be, for activists and activism. We can remake it as we go, transform it throughout SOA2.“

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