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UK Police Spied On ‘Political Campaigners’ At Glastonbury

Written by Kiel Egging on July 18, 2012

Here’s something which Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis might be scratching his head over.

According to The Guardian, an activist with anti-Capitalist group Globalise Resistance has obtained documents which show Police officers carried out surveillance on them at the UK’s most famous music festival.

The group set up a stall at the festival in 2009 and were selling what police termed “political publications and merchandise of a XLW anti-capitalist nature”. (XLW is short for extreme left wing)

However, the activist who obtained the records – Guy Taylor – was recorded by Police as gaining approval from festival organisers to run the stall – and that his mobile phone number and home address were also logged.

Could this open a can of worms for other protest groups who have also been running stalls at Glasto over the years?  Read more about the incident here.

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