Public order during the "Extinction Rebellion" protests on 17/11/2018

Jude Robinson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I would like information on public order during the recent "Extinction Rebellion" protests that occurred in central London during Saturday 17th November 2018.

Namely:

1. Was a section 60 order in force?
2. Was a section 60AA in force?

If the answer to questions 1 or 2 are positive, then, for each:

3. What was the locality where this order was in force?
4. What was the rank of the officer who gave the authorisation?
5. For how long was the order in effect?
6. How many arrests were made under said order?

Further:

7. Were any stop and searches performed of people attending (or suspected of attending) the protests (and/or in the environs and/or suspected of travelling either to/from/between the protests)?

If the answer to question 7 is positive, then:

8. Under what powers were the searches performed?
9. What is the total number of searches performed, under each of the powers noted in question 8?
10. What items were recorded or retrieved, under each of the powers noted in question 8?
11. What number of arrests were made, for which offences, as a result of said stop and searches, under each of the powers noted in question 8?

If some parts of this request are easier to answer than others, I would ask that you release the available data as soon as possible.

If you need any clarification then please do not hesitate to contact me. Under Section 16 it is your duty to provide advice and assistance and so I would expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you within the 20-working day statutory time period.

Yours faithfully,
Mr Robinson

Cyclops on behalf of Peter Deja, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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OFFICIAL

     

 

 

 

 

 

Information Rights Unit
PO Box 57192
  London
SW6 1SF
  United Kingdom

  Our Ref: 01/FOI/18/000161

  Date: 04/12/2018

   

 

 

 

Dear Mr Robinson

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/18/000161

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 22/11/2018.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I would like information on public order during the recent "Extinction
Rebellion" protests that occurred in central London during Saturday 17th
November 2018.

Namely:

1. Was a section 60 order in force?
2. Was a section 60AA in force?

If the answer to questions 1 or 2 are positive, then, for each:

3. What was the locality where this order was in force?
4. What was the rank of the officer who gave the authorisation?
5. For how long was the order in effect?
6. How many arrests were made under said order?

Further:

7. Were any stop and searches performed of people attending (or suspected
of attending) the protests (and/or in the environs and/or suspected of
travelling either to/from/between the protests)?

If the answer to question 7 is positive, then:

8. Under what powers were the searches performed?
9. What is the total number of searches performed, under each of the
powers noted in question 8?
10. What items were recorded or retrieved, under each of the powers noted
in question 8?
11. What number of arrests were made, for which offences, as a result of
said stop and searches, under each of the powers noted in question 8?

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act.  

 

If you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please contact
us at [email address] or on the phone at 0207 161 3500, quoting the
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contact details.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Peter Deja

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Dear Peter Deja,

I note that this request is delayed, and now exceeds the 20 day limit. Please would it be possible to know an expected time frame for a response?

Many thanks,
Jude Robinson

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Bibi,

Please see email from Ms Robinson, if you can please give her a update on her request, thanks

Ref 161

Kind regards

Peter

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Ms Robinson,

Your request is currently in progress , I have asked the Information manager to give you a update on your request.

Regards

Peter Deja
IRU

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Ms Robinson,

Apologies for the delay in providing you with a response to your FOI request.

I have received the information and the draft has been sent for review and approval by the decision maker. I hope to send the final response to you around 31 December 2018.

Thank you for your patience.

Kind regards
Bibi

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Many thanks for the update.

Yours faithfully,
Jude Robinson

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Robinson

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/18/000161

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 04/12/2018.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

I would like information on public order during the recent "Extinction
Rebellion" protests that occurred in central London during Saturday 17th
November 2018.

 

Namely:

 

1. Was a section 60 order in force?

2. Was a section 60AA in force?

 

If the answer to questions 1 or 2 are positive, then, for each:

 

3. What was the locality where this order was in force?

4. What was the rank of the officer who gave the authorisation?

5. For how long was the order in effect?

6. How many arrests were made under said order?

 

Further:

 

7. Were any stop and searches performed of people attending (or suspected
of attending) the protests (and/or in the environs and/or suspected of
travelling either to/from/between the protests)?

 

If the answer to question 7 is positive, then:

 

8. Under what powers were the searches performed?

9. What is the total number of searches performed, under each of the
powers noted in question 8?

10. What items were recorded or retrieved, under each of the powers noted
in question 8?

11. What number of arrests were made, for which offences, as a result of
said stop and searches, under each of the powers noted in question 8?

 

 

SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

 

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
within the MPS.  The searches located information relevant to your
request.

 

DECISION

 

I have today decided to disclose the information to you.

 

 

DISCLOSURE

 

Q1. Was a section 60 order in force?

A1. No.

 

Q2. Was a section 60AA in force?

A2. No.

 

As our response to Q1, Q2 and Q7 are negative, we cannot answer the
remaining questions.

 

Please note with regards to Q7 - we cannot tell from a record whether an
individual was on the way to, attending, or on his/her way back from any
particular event.

 

 

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me via email at [1][email address], quoting the reference
number above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Bibi Karim

 

 

 

 

 

In complying with their statutory duty under sections 1 and 11 of the
Freedom of

Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed information, the Metropolitan
Police

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However, the

rights of the copyright owner of the enclosed information will continue to
be protected by

law. Applications for the copyright owner's written permission to
reproduce any part of

the attached information should be addressed to MPS Directorate of Legal
Services, 10

Lambs Conduit Street, London, WC1N 3NR.

 

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

 

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the

decision is incorrect?

 

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their

decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
response with the

case officer who dealt with your request.

 

 

Complaint

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made

under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding access to
information

you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the decision reviewed.

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of

the refusal notice, and addressed to:

 

FOI Complaint

Information Rights Unit

PO Box 57192

London

SW6 1SF

[2][email address]

 

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20

working days.

 

The Information Commissioner

 

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the decision you

may make application to the Information Commissioner for a decision on
whether the

request for information has been dealt with in accordance with the
requirements of the

Act.

 

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please

visit their website at [3]www.ico.org.uk. Alternatively, write to or
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Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Many thanks for your response to the request.

You state the following:

> Please note with regards to Q7 - we cannot tell from a record whether an
> individual was on the way to, attending, or on his/her way back from any
> particular event.

I would like to clarify that in Q7 I also asked for information related to searches carried out "in the environs" of the protests. As records contain the place where a stop and search was carried out, this seems possible to fulfil, assuming I clarify what I mean by the environs.

Therefore, please would it be possible to release the following information

8. Under what powers were the searches performed?

9. What is the total number of searches performed, under each of the
powers noted in question 8?

10. What items were recorded or retrieved, under each of the powers noted
in question 8?

11. What number of arrests were made, for which offences, as a result of
said stop and searches, under each of the powers noted in question 8?

… for stop and searches carried out in the following locations:

Westminster Bridge
Blackfriars Bridge
Southwark Bridge
Lambeth Bridge
Waterloo Bridge
Victoria Embankment
Millbank
Abingdon Street
Parliament Square
Great George Street
The Queen's Walk
Thames Path
Bankside
Queen Victoria Street
Upper Thames Street
White Lion Hill
Broad Sanctuary
Victoria Street
Parliament Street
Whitehall
Horse Guards Avenue
Northumberland Avenue
Strand
York Road
Stamford Street

ALTERNATELY, if it will be faster to release the information based on borough, or postcode, please feel free to do this, for the following postcodes or boroughs:

Westminster
Southwark
Lambeth
City of London

SE1
SW1P
SW1A
WC2N
WC2R
EC4Y
EC4V
EC4R

Yours faithfully,
Jude Robinson

Cyclops on behalf of Peter Deja, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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OFFICIAL SENSITIVE

     

 

 

 

 

 

Information Rights Unit
PO Box 57192
  London
SW6 1SF
  United Kingdom

  Our Ref: 01/FOI/19/000595

  Date: 03/01/2019

   

 

 

 

Dear Mr Robinson

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/19/000595

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 01/01/2019.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Many thanks for your response to the request.

You state the following:

> Please note with regards to Q7 - we cannot tell from a record whether
> an individual was on the way to, attending, or on his/her way back
> from any particular event.

I would like to clarify that in Q7 I also asked for information related to
searches carried out "in the environs" of the protests. As records contain
the place where a stop and search was carried out, this seems possible to
fulfil, assuming I clarify what I mean by the environs.

Therefore, please would it be possible to release the following
information

8. Under what powers were the searches performed?

9. What is the total number of searches performed, under each of the
powers noted in question 8?

10. What items were recorded or retrieved, under each of the powers noted
in question 8?

11. What number of arrests were made, for which offences, as a result of
said stop and searches, under each of the powers noted in question 8?

… for stop and searches carried out in the following locations:

Westminster Bridge
Blackfriars Bridge
Southwark Bridge
Lambeth Bridge
Waterloo Bridge
Victoria Embankment
Millbank
Abingdon Street
Parliament Square
Great George Street
The Queen's Walk
Thames Path
Bankside
Queen Victoria Street
Upper Thames Street
White Lion Hill
Broad Sanctuary
Victoria Street
Parliament Street
Whitehall
Horse Guards Avenue
Northumberland Avenue
Strand
York Road
Stamford Street

ALTERNATELY, if it will be faster to release the information based on
borough, or postcode, please feel free to do this, for the following
postcodes or boroughs:

Westminster
Southwark
Lambeth
City of London

SE1
SW1P
SW1A
WC2N
WC2R
EC4Y
EC4V
EC4R

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act.  

 

If you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please contact
us at [email address] or on the phone at 0207 161 3500, quoting the
reference number above. Should your enquiry relate to the logging or
allocations process we will be able to assist you directly and where your
enquiry relates to other matters (such as the status of the request) we
will be able to pass on a message and/or advise you of the relevant
contact details.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Peter Deja

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

 

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

 

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

 

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
response with the case officer who dealt with your request.  

 

Complaint

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

 

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

 

FOI Complaint

Information Rights Unit

PO Box 57192

London

SW6 1SF

[email address]

 

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.

 

The Information Commissioner

 

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, write to or
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Cheshire

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Phone: 0303 123 1113

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Dear Cyclops on behalf of Peter Deja,

Hi again - please would it be possible to have an update on the status of this request?

Yours sincerely,
Jude Robinson

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

I am out of the office now. I will be back  in the office on the 4
February - from 1.30pm)   Your email has not been auto - forwarded on - 
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Dear Mr Robinson

Your request is currently in progress I have asked the information manager ( Ms Karim) to give you a update on it - she is currently out of the office until Wednesday 6 February.

Ref 19/595

Regards

Peter Deja | Support Officer - Freedom of Information Triage Team
STRATEGY & GOVERNANCE, MetHQ
Metropolitan Police Service
MetPhone 783640 | Telephone 020 7161 3640 | [email address] |
Address - Information Rights Unit, PO Box 57192, London SW6 1SF

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Hi Peter,

Thanks for the reply, I look forward to hearing from Ms Karim.

Yours faithfully,
Jude Robinson

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Robinson,

I have received the data and a draft has been sent to a decision maker for approval to disclose. This should be with you shortly.

Apologies for the delay.

Kind regards
Bibi

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Mr Robinson,

 

Please find attached full disclosure letter and data for 01/FOI/19/000595
- ROBINSON - Stop and search information in central London areas.

 

Kind regards

Bibi

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Many thanks for providing the information.

Yours faithfully,
Jude Robinson