We aim to gather in a peaceful protest outside Saint Hill on 3rd – 5th November 2023. We will not tolerate violence and anybody found to be harassing or lawbreaking will be asked to leave.
The Liberty Human Rights website contains plenty of information on rights to protest and guidelines on how to safely organise a peaceful protest. You are encouraged to read this to stay informed before taking part.
You do not need permission from the police to protest. The Human Rights Act and Articles 10 and 11 of the ECHR mean that the police have a legal obligation to facilitate your protest. When the police are deciding how to police a protest, they should be trying their best to allow everyone to protest.
With stationary demonstrations, there is no obligation to notify the police of our intent to protest. However, in order to ensure we are compliant and engage in a safe and legal demonstration, we will notify the Police of our intent to protest and we will endeavour to follow their guidance on how to do so safely and appropriately.
If you would like to read more on the right to protest, please consider reading this article on the Liberty Human Rights website.
Know your rights. Green & Black Cross also provide a detailed guide on protestors’ rights covering everything from laws commonly used at protests to what to do if you are stop & searched. We have requested legal observers to be present at the protest who are trained volunteers who support the legal rights of activists.