4.20.2009

Secret police intelligence was given to E.ON before planned demo

·Secret police intelligence passed to firm
·Emails show civil servants passed data on protesters to security officials at E.ON

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/apr/20/police-intelligence-e-on-berr
Police officers scuffle with climate change protesters near Kingsnorth power station in Kent
Government officials handed confidential police intelligence about environmental activists to the energy giant E.ON before a planned peaceful demonstration, according to private emails seen by the Guardian.

Correspondence between civil servants and security officials at the company reveals how intelligence was shared about the peaceful direct action group Climate Camp in the run-up to the demonstration at Kingsnorth, the proposed site of a new coal-fired power station in north Kent.

Intelligence passed to the energy firm by officials from the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) included detailed information about the movements of protesters and their meetings. E.ON was also given a secret strategy document written by environmental campaigners and information from the Police National Information and Coordination Centre (PNICC), which gathers national and international intelligence for emergency planning.
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