By Tom Akehurst (University of Sussex), Louise Purbrick (Brighton University) and Lucy Robinson (University of Sussex).
This report examines young people’s participation in the protest held in Brighton on 24 and 30 November 2010 and their experiences of being policed. Many of its findings apply specifically to young people engaged in protest; some are also relevant to protestors of all ages and to the policing of protests more generally. Our findings question the use of kettling, violence, surveillance, Public Order and ASBO legislation against young people on political protest.
The report, report methodology and appendices are available below to view or download.
politcal-protest-and-the-police-young-people-in-brighton.pdf at University of Brighton, College of Arts and Humanities [pdf 4.5 MB]
political-protest-methodology.pdf at University of Brighton, College of Arts and Humanities [pdf 140.0 KB]
political-protest-appendices.pdf at University of Brighton, College of Arts and Humanities [pdf 1.0 MB]