Defend the right to protest
The state knows that people will rebel against austerity, which is why a web of legislation has been passed which will be used to police any movement that does emerge. This includes Public Order Acts, counter-terrorism laws, the Anti-Social Behaviour Act and anti-trade-union laws.
Defending our right to protest and defending those who fall foul of the law is an essential part of resisting austerity.
Over the years we have engaged in many successful campaigns to defend those under attack by the state for their participation in political protest. For example, the Glasgow Defence Campaign and the HSBC 3 Defence Campaign.
Read our article, Know your rights, which lays out your basic rights in relation to protests.