The Totalitarianizing of Britain: Now, Senior Police Officers are trying to frighten People off protesting about Climate Change
Hartshorn is one of several senior officers who have, in the past months, attempted to frighten people into not protesting about climate change.
The police are supposed to operate on evidence, not on febrile imaginations. Hartshorn's comments are yet more evidence, as former MI5 head Stella Rimington put it, that people in the UK are made to feel that they "live in fear and under a police state". The 1 April protest will be about carbon markets, taking climate change seriously and, it seems, democracy itself.