AR-News: (US) Memo raises concern over FBI tracking - Bureau says bulletin offers advice to police, doesn't target protesters

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Wed Nov 26 07:24:31 EST 2003

[from UCLA Daily Bruin]

Local police departments have received a memo from the Federal Bureau of
Investigation which provides guidelines to identify possibly violent
protesters – a memo some feel is an excuse for the FBI to keep tabs on
anti-war protesters.

The Oct. 15 internal memo, acquired by the New York Times and published in
an article Sunday, advised police to report suspicious activity at
protests to counterterrorism squads. 
"The question is who is considered an extremist," Gurrola said, adding
that the FBI memo seems to be an outgrowth of the USA PATRIOT Act. 
The bulletin listed patterns of behavior that have been observed to be
characteristic of domestic terrorists, such as the Environmental
Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front, Mimura said. 

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