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.
StopWatch, the campaign group organising the flash mob, is particularly concerned about disproportionality in the use of stop and search. Black people are stopped and searched at up to 7 times the rate of white people. Asian people are stopped 2.2 times the rate of white people.
The flash mob is part of a larger StopWatch campaign for better policing made up of leading figures from civil society, the legal professions and academia and spanning over 40 organisations. The video of the flash mob is embedded below.
More information about StopWatch at www.stop-watch.org.uk
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