Stop Labelling Campaigners "Domestic Extremists"
“Domestic extremism” is defined so broadly that it encompasses any campaign making use of civil disobedience or direct action. Netpol is campaigning for the police to stop using this highly subjective categorisation of legitimate campaigning and protest activities.
Protecting Freedom to Protest
All over Britain – from school climate strikers to Extinction Rebellion taking action on the climate emergency, from communities opposing fracking and open-cast mining to resistance to arming of brutal regimes, animal exploitation and the government’s ‘hostile environment’ – people are expressing their dissent against ‘business as usual’ and are taking to the streets to demand change.
We urgently need to raise at least £10,000 for our 'Protecting Freedom to Protest Fund' so we can challenge disproportionate or excessive policing in 2020 that risks undermining the right to protest.
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The comments below were left by some of the many contributors to our hugely successful “Protecting Freedom to Protest” crowdfunding campaign, which in November and December 2019 raised £11,109. A month has passed since it closed so this is an update on...
This post was first published by New Internationalist on 15 January 2020 Extinction Rebellion is not the first protest group to find itself labelled a threat because of alleged ‘extreme or violent ideologies’ and sadly it is unlikely to be the last. Over the...
This post first appeared on the Guardian Opinion website on 15 January 2020 Priti Patel probably thought she was helping when she tried to defend counter-terrorism police from the condemnation that followed last week’s story in the Guardian revealing the inclusion of...