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Inquest opens into police shooting of Chris Kaba

On 4 October, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) opened an inquest into the death of Chris Kaba, who was shot by police on 5 September in Streatham Hill, London. Chris Kaba, who was unarmed and not a suspect, was pursued in his car on 5 September. The IOPC told the inquest that officers […]

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Scottish Government to back ‘buffer zones’ for abortion services

On Tuesday 6 September Nicola Sturgeon announced that the Scottish Government will support Gillian Mackay MSP’s Safe Access Zones Bill. The Bill was proposed by Mackay, a member of the Scottish Greens, in partnership with abortion rights campaign Back Off Scotland. It proposes to introduce safe access zones of 150 metres around reproductive healthcare sites […]

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Four protesters along Edinburgh royal procession routes arrested for breaches of the peace

Four protesters have been arrested in Edinburgh in relation to breaches of the peace during royal processions following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The first arrest occurred on Sunday 11 September at the ceremony of the proclamation of the Prince Charles as the new King. As crowds gathered, a 22 year old student of […]