UK: Police anti-extremism unit monitoring senior Green party figures

"Division tasked with spying on alleged extremists has been tracking political activities of Caroline Lucas and Sian Berry

A secretive police unit tasked with spying on alleged extremists intent on committing serious crimes has been monitoring leading members of the Green party, the Guardian has learned.

Newly released documents show that the intelligence unit has been tracking the political activities of the MP Caroline Lucas and Sian Berry, the party’s candidate for London mayor.

Some of the monitoring took place as recently as last year and seemed to contradict a pledge from Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Metropolitan police commissioner, that the unit would only target serious criminals rather than peaceful protesters."


See the article: Police anti-extremism unit monitoring senior Green party figures (Guardian, link)

 

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