EXCLUSIVE: Anti-Terror Police TARGET Tommy Robinson Supporter For Attending Freedom Rallies
Anti-terror police in Devon and Cornwall are targeting Tommy Robinson supporters for attending freedom rallies, Kipper Central can exclusively reveal.
In an email sent to free speech activist William Haines, a Prevent Officer from Devon and Cornwall Police requested a meeting to “speak with you about your interest in attending protests”.
She added: “There is no need to be worried this is purely a visit to see you and is not linked to any crime complaints.”
Haines had only attended three freedom events before being contacted by police – he’d been twice to Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park and also to Tommy Robinson’s Day For Freedom.
Initially created by Labour to tackle the rapidly-rising threat of Islamic terrorism in 2003, then revamped by the coalition government in 2011 to address the changing nature of terrorism in the UK, Prevent is the government’s anti-terror strategy for spotting potential terrorists before they are radicalised.
However, in an effort to tackle the apparent increase in ‘far-right extremism’, Prevent has broadened its reach to investigate those associated with Tommy Robinson and even UKIP.
Speaking exclusively to Kipper Central, Mr Haines – the activist contacted by Police – said: “A couple of visits to Speakers Corner in our capital appears to put you on a radicalisation watchlist in 2018.
“I find myself looking over my shoulder now, knowing that Counter Terrorism Intelligence have my name & contact details – for no warranted reason!
“To think one malicious phone call can get a working class Englishman and his family onto a radicalised watchlist, when real Jihadis are welcomed back to the country gives me great concern.
“Not sharing the ‘Politically Correct’ way of thinking, and being unafraid to do so, seems to draw attention – even more so than actually committing a crime.
“The establishment is potentially becoming concerned, we have shown them a trembling hand can become a fist.”
“I encourage my opinions and points of view to be scrutinised, through discussion and debate lie answers – not through threats, intimidation, censoring and silencing.”
Kipper Central has contacted the Prevent Officer who emailed Mr Haines for comment multiple times and has not received any response.