Rebranding protest as extremism

Are British law enforcers working in a culture where they routinely associate protest with terrorism? The scene is set by a Guardian investigation that revealed secret C011 databases holding information on “domestic extremists”.

Unlike terrorism, defined in the UK by the Terrorism Act 2000, there is no equivalent legal definition for domestic extremism, as the home secretary admitted yesterday. So is domestic extremism merely an “on the hoof” concept devised in a culture deeply suspicious of protest?

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