THE FLASH MOB : STOP AND SEARCH YOURSELF

Back at the end of February we posted notice of rehearsals for a flash mob event intended to highlight the increasing police harassment of young people. This important issue was highlighted through one of the stories, Holding on to your dignity, in our book, This is Youth Work.

Well in the end the Flashmob struck!

Urban dancers dressed as police officers flash mobbed Trafalgar Square and Grosvenor Square on Saturday 31 March 2012 to raise awareness of police discrimination whilst using controversial stop and search powers.

And here is the cool video of their activity. Well worth using as a catalyst for debate.

In the course of discussion created by the intervention one particular question emerged. To what extent are Black Minority Ethnic young people over-policed and under-protected? What are your thoughts?

Thanks to Munir for keeping us in touch with this work.

 

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