UK Police Unit Monitors 9,000 ‘Domestic Extremists’

By: Paul Lewis, Rob Evans and Vikram Dodd | The Guardian

A national police unit that uses undercover officers to spy on political groups is currently monitoring almost 9,000 people it has deemed “domestic extremists”.

The National Domestic Extremism Unit is using surveillance techniques to monitor campaigners who are listed on the secret database, details of which have been disclosed to the Guardian after a freedom of information request.

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