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Editorial: Policing Political Protest: Problematizing the Limits of Law and the Notion of Administrative Neutrality

The growing incidents of civil and political protests in Pakistan since the Lawyers‟ Movement, a decade and a half ago, call into question the role and ethics of policing. The trend raises various issues that I will highlight here for future research into the matter. Foremost, as Stott and Radburn (2021) in their study “Understanding crowd conflict: social context, psychology and policing” in their recent article in the Current Opinion in Psychology point out that
police forces have to be cognizant of the psychology of mob in reining in
political and civil protests. However, more importantly,