Legal observer training

  • Saturday 21st April, 2pm
  • Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Nottingham NG7 6HX

Have you ever been at a demo, near a line of police, and witnessed the police do something you’re pretty sure they’re not supposed to do? Baton someone, for instance, or stop and search a nearby protester, or snatch somebody out of the crowd? Ever wondered how you can: a) know what to do, and b) how you can help them?

Now is your chance to find out.

Nottingham Defence Campaign have invited Green and Black Cross to run a Legal Observer training session at Nottingham’s Sumac Centre.

It is a comprehensive training, that will cover:

  • Police tactics
  • Stop & search law & procedure
  • How to support arrests
  • Police ranks & command structure
  • Supporting direction action
  • How to best legally support activists and nail the inappropriate policing afterwards

If you are an experienced activist there will be parts you know already, but the depth we go into should give you more confidence and knowledge of how to deal with the police.

It will consist of 4 hours of training and some well-deserved breaks in between.

Legal Observers are consistently key to helping people at protests, whether that is by handing out key legal advice on bust cards or finding witnesses for arrests.

Come and be part of the essential infrastructure of protests, and get to know your rights while you’re at it!


This will also be your first opportunity to get hold of our new pamphlet about the Atos Two case.

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