Stephen C. Webster
The Raw Story
Monday March 30, 2009
Police raided 25-year-old’s home for allegedly spraying ‘antifascist’ graffiti
“Simple fireworks” and “imitation handguns” are all that it took for British authorities to arrest five young activists who allegedly aimed to disrupt the G20 summit.
“The three men, aged 25, 19 and 16, and two women, both 20, all live in Plymouth and the surrounding area,” reported The Guardian. “They are political activists unaffiliated to any terrorist organisation, and were arrested at addresses in Plymouth. They are being held under terrorism legislation. The explosive devices were made from simple fireworks, police said.”
The arrests were made under the UK’s Terrorism Act; a measure which was strongly criticized at its introduction for carrying the potential to “criminalize dissent.”
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