Unlawful assembly - One step down from Riot
An unlawful assembly is . . .
“. . . an assembly of three or more persons who, with intent to carry out a common purpose, assemble in such a manner, or so conduct themselves when assembled as to cause persons in the neighbourhood to fear, on reasonable grounds, (that violence against person or property) will occur”.
The accompanying definitions make the onus of proof difficult and the maximum penalty is only one year’s imprisonment.
We provide you with a direct link to the Crimes Act 1961 . . . .
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