Practice and Procedure

Human rights

PUBLISHED February 1, 2012

Public order - Freedom of association and assembly - Defendant protestors setting up camp outside St Paul?s Cathedral

City of London Corporation v Samede and others: QB (Mr Justice Lindblom): 18 January 2012

The defendants were all members of an unincorporated association (Occupy) which had organised a protest in central London. The first defendant was appointed a representative defendant of Occupy under Civil Procedure Rule 19.6. In October 2011, the defendants established a protest camp in the churchyard of St Paul?s Cathedral which consisted of between 150 and 200 tents, some used as accommodation and others for activities such as meetings, a library, a first aid facility and a welfare facility.

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