Police are the perpetrators: Sisters Uncut call mass national action against police
Friday, February 11, 2022
Feminist direct action group Sisters Uncut are calling a national demonstration for people to withdraw their consent from police power.
On Saturday 12 March, Sisters Uncut invite the public to gather outside Scotland Yard, headquarters of the Metropolitan Police, at 5pm. No further details are revealed at this stage.
The date marks the one-year anniversary of the Clapham Common vigil, led by Sisters Uncut, where women were beaten and arrested by Metropolitan police officers. The police violence triggered Sisters Uncut to launch the ‘Kill the Bill’ mass movement, which has mobilised thousands of members and the public and politicians to reject the proposed expansion of police powers in the Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. Sisters Uncut maintain that more police powers will lead to more police violence.
In the past year, there have been countless reports of serving police officers committing rape, sexual harassment and domestic abuse. As public trust has been severed, Sisters Uncut maintain that a society without police would be much safer.
A spokesperson from Sisters Uncut said:
“Cressida Dick is resigning but she is leaving behind an institution that is rotten to the core. The police are perpetrators of violence, whose power remains unchallenged and intact. The Met police who beat women at Clapham Common are still yet to be handed unprecedented powers through the Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Court Bill. The issue has always been institutional, not individual.
“Policing by consent is a story this country likes to tell about itself. The reality is that policing is unaccountable, aggressive and violent. We withdraw our consent from policing, and encourage the wider public to as well.”