We support the house of parliament petition launched by Katy Clark MP as part of the campaign to ban kettling .
We urge people to contact you local MP’s to encourage them to sign the petition (officially called EDM 1257) on your behalf. Go to www.theyworkforyou.com to find local MP’s contact details
This is the petition text:
“That this House is concerned about the use of kettling as a police tactic against demonstrators in the United Kingdom; expresses serious concern that in recent demonstrations individuals, including minors, have been indiscriminately kettled by police for up to nine hours without food, appropriate facilities or access to medical assistance for those who require it and have been refused the right to leave; notes that a number of individuals have suffered very serious injuries, such as bleeding to the brain, as a result of police action during recent kettles; believes this kettling to be an infringement of the fundamental right to peaceful protest; and calls on the Government to take steps to stop this practice.”
See the EDM here.