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Policing Public Protest

Policing Public Protest – Monday 25th July 1400-1600


This workshop has now taken place. A recording of the workshop is available here.

To view the presentation from the workshop please click the link below.

Policing Public Protest Presentation

Protests are an important part of a democracy society. Under the Human Rights Law, all citizens have the right to gather and express their views peacefully.

What is the role of the police at peaceful and ‘lawful’ protest?

How much disruption is proportionate or tolerable?

What is the balance between individual rights to protest and the general interests of the community to go about their daily lives?

The police must act within the law and demonstrate that their use of any powers is necessary and proportionate, any deviance can cause an adverse impact on trust and confidence.

Panel members have opposing views demonstrating the balancing act the police face when dealing with protests, and the rights of demonstrators who wish to avail themselves of democracy within legal confines.

This is an opportunity to listen to experts and contribute to the debate.

This collaboration will look at best practice, what works and could be implemented in a cost neutral way. The findings of this workshop will be taken to the International Police Conference scheduled for September 2022 to be considered for support and implementation by senior stakeholders.

Read Roger Gomm’s interview with Policing Insight here.

This event is a free online resource with an opportunity to listen to experts, ask questions and put forward examples of good practice. London Policing College are honoured to welcome several high calibre speakers for this workshop.


LPC Chair: Roger Gomm QPM

Bob Broadhurst OBE QPM (Former Commander – Metropolitan Police)

Chief Superintendent Claire Clark (Metropolitan Police)

Chief Constable Ben-Julian Harrington (Essex Police)

Professor Colin Rogers (University of South Wales)

Adam Ratcliffe (Safer Business Network)

Darren Miller (Aerospace, Defence and Security – ADS)

Raya Tsolova (TechUK)

Examples of Best

This link will take you to the page with examples of best practice, toolkits and core documents.

Workshop Outcomes

Use the link below to reach the site where the workshop outcomes will be published:


Full details of the speakers are available by clicking the image below:

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