open letter, National Police Chiefs Council, campaigners, domestic extremists, NetPol, Prevent, To treat environmental protestors as terrorists under Prevent is an abuse of power and a misuse of the strategy.

More than 600 people have signed an open letter to senior police officers calling for an end to political campaigning being categorised as “domestic extremism”.

At least 45 environmental activists had been referred to the Home Office’s anti-extremism programme, Prevent, from April 2016-March 2019, according to a recent investigation by The Times.

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