From The Bristol Cable, UK, by Neil Maggs, Rosa Eaton and Adam Cantwell-Corn on 15th July, 2021
Listen: Bristol Unpacked on undercover police spying on activists with anarchist and investigator Chris Brian
Chris Brian was a anarchist activist in Bristol and south Wales in the 90s and early 2000s. Unknown to him and fellow activists, deep undercover in in their groups were police officers.
For years, the officers immersed themselves with the activists, got stuck into direct actions and even had long term relationships and parented children under false pretences. The shocking revelations continue to come to light in a official inquiry that is on track to be longest ever in British history. Neil talks to Chris about his experiences as an activist and current work researching the activities of the officers, some of which he knew as friends and allies.
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