UK police use unmanned drones to surveil political protests


UK police have used unmanned drones to monitor political protests for animal rights, by Extinction Rebellion, and against HS2, an extreme-right demonstration, and those held peacefully by Black Lives Matter, according to the campaign group Drone Watch. The Surrey, Cleveland, Staffordshire, Gloucestershire, and West Midlands forces all admitted to using drones at BLM events. Others admitting to using drones include Devon and Cornwall and Avon and Somerset.

Writer: Vikram Dodd

Publication: The Guardian

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