Launch of Community Legal Observers initiative in Stratford

Last night, some of Newham Monitoring Project’s 100+ Community Legal Observers (CLOs), who will patrol the streets during this summer’s Olympics to gather evidence of the misuse of police powers and provide legal rights information, met up in Stratford to launch our new initiative.After a photo-call near Theatre Royal Stratford East, CLOs n their distinctive red tabards headed over to Stratford station to hand out NMP’s new stop and search rights card.

Teams of CLOs will start patrolling this weekend, focusing on the communities close to Olympic venues  in both the north and south of the borough. Shifts have been arranged for the whole of the next six weeks.

Here are some photos  from yesterday’s launch taken by NMP supporter Kevin Blowe, with more available on Flickr.