ITALY: The right to assembly and protest during the lockdown
Detainees protest on the roofs of the San Vittore prison in Milan, northern Italy, 09 March 2020. Violent protests broke out on the day in 27 Italian prisons against the novel coronavirus restrictions affecting the country with many inmates asking for an amnesty due to the virus emergency. Serious riots are taking place at San Vittore in Milan and Rebibbia in Rome where, as well as burning mattresses, some inmates attacked the infirmaries, media reported. ANSA/ANDREA FASANI

ITALY: The right to assembly and protest during the lockdown

By Osservatorio Repressione Download the report here.   Since the beginning of the COVID - 19 pandemic, in Italy, 226,699 people were infected, 65,129 are currently positive and, above all,…

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UNITED KINGDOM: Restricting the Rebellion – A Netpol report on the policing of Extinction Rebellion protests in London in October 2019

(Network for Police Monitoring - Netpol) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This independent report by the Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) is based on testimony gathered between 28 October and 3 November 2019…

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FRANCE: A climate of repression during the G7

(New Statesman) Emmanuel Macron’s liberal image is at odds with his record on climate change and civil liberties. As French president Emmanuel Macron welcomed international leaders, including Boris Johnson and Donald…

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HUNGARY: Budapest pride marches peacefully despite controversial statements from far-right ahead of the event
Budapest, 2017. július 8. Az LMBTQ-közösség (leszbikus, meleg, biszexuális, transznemû és queer emberek) fesztiválja, a 22. Budapest Pride felvonulásának résztvevõi gyülekeznek az Országház elõtti Kossuth Lajos téren 2017. július 8-án. MTI Fotó: Máthé Zoltán

HUNGARY: Budapest pride marches peacefully despite controversial statements from far-right ahead of the event

UPDATE - 8 July: According to statement of Kama Peksa from Pride organiser Rainbow Mission Foundation to Hungary Today "this year’s event was the most peaceful and unhindered one in…

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FRANCE: New anti-rioters law approved (UPDATED)
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FRANCE: New anti-rioters law approved (UPDATED)

UPDATE 13 March 2019: On 12 March, the Senate approved the law. The civic opposition and the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron have announced they will bring the law to…

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FRANCE: Right to protest under pressure – new report says

https://youtu.be/DZGf9ZcuiRs A new report by Amnesty International France warns that freedom of assembly has been threatened in the country since the introduction of the state of emergency: 155 demonstrations were…

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