Resources: Police powers and protests: what are your legal rights?
This webinar was presented on 9 December 2020. The recording is below.
Protests have been occurring across the country – Black Lives Matter, climate change, changes to education, and more – with many events having a heavy police presence.
This webinar is for anyone who has attended a protest – or is considering attending one – and wants to know more about their legal rights. Learn practical tips and answers to the following questions...
What are your legal rights if:
- you are protesting in a group of more than 20?
- you are told to move on by police?
- you are arrested?
- force is used against you?
- you are under 18?
- you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander?
- you are kettle sprayed or capsicum sprayed?
Facilitated by Samantha Lee, Police Accountability Solicitor at Redfern Legal Centre.
- Felicity Graham: Barrister, Blackstone Chambers, and former Trial Advocate for Aboriginal Legal Service
- Jane Sanders: Principal solicitor of the Shopfront Youth Legal Centre.
- Peter O'Brien: Principal Lawyer and founder of O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors
For further info, see RLC fact sheets:
- Quick Tips – Police Powers & Your Rights
- On-the-Spot Fines – COVID-19. Your Review Rights and Payment
- Drug Detection Dogs
Presented by Redfern Legal Centre and DLA Piper.