Defence Minister Johnny Mercer MP has resigned from his post over the treatment of veterans who served during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
As we enter the new year, it is a time to reflect on significant events. Protests which erupted in October 2020 to end Nigeria’s SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad), a special branch of the police force created in 1992 to combat armed robbery and other serious crimes, was one of these events.
The Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Dame Cressida Dick, has stated that people protesting on the streets are at risk of on-the-spot fines of upwards of £100, or even a criminal record for defying social distancing regulations. The question arises as to how compatible this approach is with protestors’ human rights.