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5 things to remember if you get arrested at a protest

In just under a week, more than 500 people have been arrested in London for protesting against climate change. This Extinction Rebellion member explains what activists should do when getting arrested.

19/04/2019 15:58updated: 24/04/2019 13:50
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  • Wayne H.
    26/04/2019 07:42

    Why cant they do the same for knife crime, instead of arresting people who actually care about planet

  • Peter M.
    26/04/2019 10:12

    Why don't you ask them how many walked there to demonstrate and how many used transport Hippocrates and hippie left overs.

  • Alec M.
    26/04/2019 10:55

    How did this Aussie get here, did he walk, ( to safeguard the environment) or did he fly here the bleedin muppet, what these scrounging idiots need is a job, if by chance any of these people are employed, they must have a very understanding boss, can you imagine asking your gaffer, oh I wont be in work for the next few days ime going on a protest in London to save the planet, oh really! That's fine, dont forget to pick up your P45 when you feel like coming back. Jeez as though the police dont have enough to contend with, I just hope while this shower are protesting their houses are being burgled, and let's just see who they phone up after or before the insurance company.

  • John J.
    26/04/2019 11:01

    This is the worst advice possible. While I fully support the right to protest I would strongly advice people not to follow his instructions. It will do nothing but elongate your detention.

  • James F.
    26/04/2019 11:11

    More people of privilege telling us what to do piss of muppets

  • Bill M.
    26/04/2019 11:38

    Lol what a cunch of bunts

  • Simon D.
    26/04/2019 12:13

    The second he said 'call one of the solicitors listed' I knew it was all about money for him. He doesn't care, it's an amazing scam and now I get why all of this is going on. The funny thing is people are following him 😂😂

  • James J.
    26/04/2019 13:20

    Loool ok then The last one is total bollocks You've been arrested, you're in custody, thats the power If they say go to this room and you dont after you've been arrested they'll move you there, if you refuse to be searched they'll search you regardless because you're in custody and subject to these things as a detained person

  • Pamela B.
    26/04/2019 13:55

    Did you see the mess they left how can you protest and leave items that harm the wild life they are demonstrating to protect !!!!! Very Hippocrates all of them !!!

  • Richard S.
    26/04/2019 17:16

    Then half term ended and they all went home.

  • Joe B.
    26/04/2019 17:51

    lol

  • Michael S.
    26/04/2019 18:06

    Just going through these. 1. Yeah, pretty standard procedure, unless you are defending yourself, you shouldn't comment nor do you have to 2. Identifying yourself to the police if they haven't arrested you is fine. If they have, you should tell them. If you don't, your prolonging your arrest and risking an obstruction of justice charge 3. Duty solicitors are well trained proffessionals. If you cannot afford a lawyer, they are still excellent at their job 4. Not accepting a caution will normally result in an escalation. Potentially charging you with whatever you were cautioned for and incurring an obstruction of justice charge 5. Police are allowed to move people and request information. They can justify this with any of 1000 laws to justify it. Refusing to comply with the police when they ask you to move or for information is just stupid and could again escalate problems. Protesting isn't complicated nor illegal. As long as you are not breaking any laws, the police shouldn't arrest you. If they do, comply with them and later sue... not hard

  • James M.
    26/04/2019 19:09

    GET. A. JOB!

  • Ben F.
    26/04/2019 20:43

    Jobless vegans

  • Owen H.
    26/04/2019 20:47

    Or just dont be a pillock and let people who work actually get to work

  • Ian N.
    26/04/2019 20:57

    Bunch of middle class twats most of them will be trust fund kids who don't live in the real world if we just killed all these pricks we could save some oxygen!

  • Liam O.
    26/04/2019 21:14

    Wow only one comment in support of saving the planet the rest sound like tory trolls

  • Sam T.
    26/04/2019 22:19

    Filthy, city dwelling hippycrites.

  • Rothelia E.
    27/04/2019 05:59

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  • John E.
    27/04/2019 06:34

    Most of these idiots don’t contribute to society, they claim benefits and then think they can disrupt people who go to work and think that will help them get their opinions heard!!