Title: We Do Not Consent: Policing, Protest and the Pandemic
Photographer(s): Jeremy Jeffs
Writer(s): Jeremy Jeffs
Publisher(s): Fistful books, Little Neston, England
Print run: 100
Size: 20 x 39 cm
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: England,2020 - 2021
Jeremy Jeffs has conducted an in-depth look at London protests during the various lockdowns between 2020 and 2021. Through his candid images, Jeremy examines the use of police power, the behavior of sometimes angry crowds, and the tactics the police use to control them.
Jeremy says: "Between May 2020 and May 2021, I took photographs of more than 27 demonstrations across London. On some days, I photographed at more than one demonstration, moving between two or three merging events, making it hard to be precise about the number photographed.
He adds: "Nearly all of these took place under the special police powers and restriction of movement that had been introduced during the pandemic. And nearly all of them would be severely affected by the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill that is currently before Parliament, which proposes, among other things, to criminalize protesters causing a disruption, for example, by being noisy or blocking a road."
This book will be part of our history and this incredible period where people took their destiny into their own hands, for better or worse.