Masked protesters questioned under Section 60 on June 30th strike
Masked protesters were pulled out of the crowds at the beginning of the June 30th strike from Lincoln's Inn Fields and detained and de-masked with their details taken under Section 60 of the Public Order Act. London, UK. 30th June 2011
Section 60 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 "gives police the right to search people in a defined area at a specific time when they believe, with good reason, that: there is the possibility of serious violence; or that a person is carrying a dangerous object or offensive weapon; or that an incident involving serious violence has taken place and a dangerous instrument or offensive weapon used in the incident is being carried in the locality. This law has to be authorised by a senior officer and is used mainly to tackle football hooliganism and gang fights."
Today it was in operation along the whole route of the march.
A number of people masked up at the beginning of the march were detained, de-masked and had their details taken.