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The Guardian: Climate activists and animal rights groups referred to Prevent

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Climate activists and animal rights groups have been referred to the counter-extremism programme Prevent, which part of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy, the Home Office has admitted.

Responding to a freedom of information request, the Home Office provided a breakdown of reasons behind referrals of individuals to its Channel programme, an arm of Prevent, for “other types of radicalisation”.

Environmental and animal rights were among types of “concerns” identified among individuals referred, as well far-left extremism, Northern Ireland-related extremism, “anti-Isil” and Sikh-related extremism.

Read more at The Guardian


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