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In assessing the reasonableness of a decision to contain a protest, the High Court had erred by coming to its own view rather than reviewing the reasonableness of the Chief Superintendent. Applying the correct approach, his apprehension on an imminent breach of the decision was not unreasonable.
25 January 2012
Court of Appeal
Lord Neuberger MR; Hughes LJ; Sullivan LJ
On appeal from:  EWHC 957 (Admin)
(i) The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (C) appealed against a decision of the High Court that the use of certain policing tactics to control crowds was unlawful. During April 2009, there were two protests against the G20 summit in London.
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