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A brief & incomplete history of Legal Observing

Independent citizen monitoring of police has a long history. For several decades now, community activists, legal workers and movement lawyers have actively opposed police brutality using various means to directly observe, record, and monitor police behaviour. Today’s legal observer projects have learnt from and built upon these important grassroots initiatives. We all owe a great debt to these activists and organisors who have gone before us.

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Call on the City of Melbourne to stop silencing protests

You can send a letter to the Lord Mayor of Melbourne with a simple request that the Council put in place clear protocols that prevent its local laws being used to silence protest. Help us call upon the City of Melbourne to stand up for human rights and refuse police requests to silence protests.

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