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UK to Ban “Extremists” From Public Areas and Force Approval to Posts on Facebook and Twitter

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“Extremists will have to get posts on Facebook and Twitter approved in advance by the police under sweeping rules planned by the Conservatives.”

“They will also be barred from speaking at public events if they represent a threat to “the functioning of democracy”, under the new Extremist Disruption Orders.”

Theresa May, the Home Secretary, will lay out plans to allow judges to ban people from broadcasting or protesting in certain places, as well as associating with specific people.

This is effort to help control terrorism. Due to multiple issues the UK’s terror threat level was raised from “substantial” to “severe” at the end of August in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria.

>Earlier this month, David Cameron announced that the police would be given new powers to seize the passports of terrorist suspects and stop British jihadists from returning to the UK.

>The Prime Minister said it was “abhorrent” that British citizens had “declared their allegiance” to groups such as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and said the UK was looking at “specific and discretionary” powers to bar suspects from returning home.
Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary, has said the Government should take action to stop young Britons being drawn to extremist ideology, with tougher measures to prevent would-be jihadis travelling to join Isil fighters in Iraq and Syria.
EDOs would apply if a judge is convinced that an individual is carrying out their activities for “the purpose of overthrowing democracy”.


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