Black Lives Matter

Watchdog report raises questions about 'institutional racism' in the PSNI

A new report which blasted the PSNI's approach to Black Lives Matter protests in Northern Ireland as "not lawful" raises questions about institutional racism in the force, a law firm has said.

Published 13 November 2020

Alan Desmond: Would African-Americans be granted refugee status in Ireland?

Alan Desmond, law lecturer at the University of Leicester, considers whether African-Americans could come to Ireland as refugees.

Published 30 June 2020

Ombudsman to investigate policing of protests during COVID-19

The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland has launched an investigation into the PSNI's enforcement of public health regulations at large public gatherings, including recent Black Lives Matter protests.

Published 23 June 2020

Introduction of police powers before Black Lives Matter protests 'purely coincidental'

The introduction of police powers used to fine dozens of Black Lives Matter protesters just hours before the protests began was "purely coincidental", ministers have said.

Published 17 June 2020

PSNI has 'questions to answer' over disparity in policing protests

The PSNI has "questions to answer" after taking a light-touch approach to far-right protests in Belfast a week after fining dozens of Black Lives Matter protesters, a solicitor has said.

Published 15 June 2020

Police received 'last-minute' powers to fine Black Lives Matter protesters

Police powers used to fine hundreds of people at Black Lives Matter protests in Northern Ireland over the weekend came into force just hours before the protests began, it has emerged.

Published 9 June 2020

PSNI criticised for fining Black Lives Matter protesters

Lawyers and human rights activists have criticised the PSNI for fining protesters at Black Lives Matter rallies in Belfast and Derry.

Published 8 June 2020