Five protesters held a peaceful protest during the Queen's visit to Wakefield. Silently, they held up posters demanding fair pensions for all. They were arrested and held at the police station for 5 hours. Liberty obtained damages for wrongful arrest and false imprisonment because the arrests were a disproportionate interference with the protesters' Article 10 rights (peaceful protest)
Liberty (also known as the National Council for Civil Liberties) seeks to protect civil liberties and promote human rights for everyone. Liberty campaigns to protect basic rights and freedoms through the courts, in Parliament and in the wider community. We do this through a combination of public campaigning, test case litigation, parliamentary lobbying, policy analysis and the provision of free advice and information.