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February 21, 2020 - The Guardian

UK: Environment and animal rights activists being referred to Prevent programme

UK: Environment and animal rights activists being referred to Prevent programme
Animal Rebellion protest, LondonCredit: Animal Rebellion

Environmental and animal rights activists have been referred to the government’s controversial anti-radicalisation programme, the Home Office has admitted.

Commenting on the inclusion of environmental and animal rights activism, Rosalind Comyn, Liberty policy and campaigns officer, said: “This reinforces long-held concerns that the government’s staggeringly broad definition of extremism enables the police to characterise non-violent political activity as a threat, and monitor and control any community they wish.

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