The police frequently have difficult decisions to take. They often need to take them quickly. Failure, error or indecision may lead to serious injury or even death. It is not an enviable position, neither is it surprising that from time to time, both individual officers and the command structure get it wrong.
BBC political editor Nick Robinson was entertainingly 'ambushed' by a silent protester outside parliament this evening, as he attempted to deliver a live report to the Six O'Clock News TV studio on the Comprehensive Spending Review.
A Catholic priest who lives and ministers in London began a short prison sentence last week, after he refused to pay a fine following a peace protest which was ruled to have broken public order restrictions.
Christian members of the Campaign Against Arms Trade, which recently won a crucial court victory in the BAE Systems corruption allegation case, are holding a day of prayer across the country on Sunday 8 June 2008.
After police invoked security laws to ban open-air prayer meetings in some parts of the country, a Zimbabwean church group says freedom to worship is being infringed in the weeks before a presidential election run-off in June.