In this climate crisis the police should protect Extinction Rebellion, not arrest them

Earlier this month, Extinction Rebellion was labelled an ‘extremist ideology’ by counter terrorism police in the southeast of England.

Documents they had prepared instructed teachers and others to report members to Prevent, part of the UK Government’s counter-terrorism strategy to stop radicalism in vulnerable people.

The police have since admitted that this was an error and the document has been recalled, but my deep concern about how they came to this dangerous conclusion...
source: Metro

2020-01-24 17:58
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