Security guards block environmental activists from London mayoral event


Video footage shows that security agents linked to London mayor Sadiq Khan spied on the environmental activist group Green New Deal Rising and blocked members from participating in a public debate. Information about the campaigners and their plans appears to have been shared in advance between the Greater London Authority, the O2 venue, and ISG Commercial, which provides security services to the O2. The environmental group has been opposing the tunnel in progress linking the boroughs of Greenwich and Newham. ISG denies the spying claim.

Publication: Open Democracy

Writer: Jenna Corderoy

Publication date: 2023-02-02

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