How to spot an undercover agent in your midst

Is your group safe from undercover cops like Mark Kennedy? Here are the telltale signs...

Demonstration at Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station

Yesterday's extraordinary story of the undercover policeman, Pc Mark Kennedy, who used a fake identity to infiltrate a group of climate change protesters, raised many questions – not least of which was, what on earth are the police doing financing this sort of undercover operation anyway, and how many agents have they got out there?

As Home Secretary Theresa May faces pressure to explain the police action in Parliament, and Scotland Yard is brought to task for spending a fortune - £250,000 per agent, apparently – on infiltrating climate protest groups, where does it stop? Has your yoga group been infiltrated? Is your book club safe?

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