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Policing the far right

The right police tactics can have a major impact on far-right groups and how they affect communities. How should we police the far right? (Video, 2 minutes)

Vidhya Ramalingam
5 September 2014

The FREE Initiative (Far-Right Extremism in Europe Initiative) has produced a series of short films to showcase the tactics and methods taken by those tackling far-right extremism across Europe. Hear the stories of those who are on the streets having the hard conversations with far-right activists, those who have rid entire towns of neo-Nazi gangs, and those who have pushed hundreds of violent extremists to leave the scene. Listen to the stories of survivors of far-right violence, who share their stories to prevent attacks like this from happening again. Films directed by: Rino Pucci and Marcos Villasenor Music: Simon Porter.

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