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3/12/18 2:24 PM
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https://www.dailywire.com/news/28108/lauren-southern-detained-banned-entering-uk-racism-james-barrett

Lauren Southern Detained, Banned From Entering UK For 'Racism'

Canadian right-wing journalist and activist Lauren Southern says she was detained in the French port town of Calais Sunday night by UK authorities under the Schedule 7 anti-terrorism act, which allows law enforcement to stop, search and interrogate those under "reasonable suspicion" of being involved in terrorism. Accusing her of the "distribution of racist material," British immigration authorities ultimately banned her from entering the country.

Southern made the claim via a series of tweets on Monday morning. The activist says she was on a bus traveling to the England Sunday night in order to appear at a free speech event. Border police, however, stopped her from entering the country, citing "racism" as their rationale for blocking her entry into the country:

3/12/18 2:25 PM
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Investigated me under schedule 7 (terrorism act) because of alleged racism. At least they let me identify as Pakistani on my report lol. Still being held by police.

 
 
3/12/18 2:25 PM
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They just locked me out and said "au revoir"... Officially banned from UK for "racism".. doing fine though, all the cool people are being banned anyway ?? Need to gather my thoughts and call family. Interrogation story is pretty crazy though. Will tell it soon.

 
3/12/18 2:26 PM
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I can see why they were trying to hold a free speech rally

3/12/18 2:26 PM
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Among the reasons she was detained is "distribution of racist material in Luton." Here's a copy of the letter to Southern from British authorities concluding that she presents a "threat to the fundamental interests of society and to the public policy of the United Kingdom":

Dear - you have detained in Calais and prevented her entering the U.K. She is a Christian Conservative. You have sided with Islamists of Luton. You need to make better decisions ma’am.

 
 
3/12/18 2:27 PM
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Southern was traveling to the UK after producing a documentary about racial tensions in South Africa reaching a "boiling point," escalated by a government that has increasingly embraced racially discriminatory policies, including the confiscation of white-owned farmland. Southern posted the trailer for the documentary soon after she was released by authorities:

 

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Southern's banning follows a similar situation with Austrian right-wing "Identitarian" activist Martin Sellner and journalist, Brittany Pettibone, who were both detained a few days before at London Heathrow and ultimately blocked from entering the country for similar charges. Southern recently sat down with Pettibone for an interview on her South Africa documentary, in which she presents her rationale for undertaking the project.

The BBC provides some more details on the UK's controversial Schedule 7 anti-terrorism law (formatting adjusted):

Under the schedule, UK police can stop, examine and search passengers at ports, airports and international rail terminals. Unlike with some other police powers to stop and search, there is no requirement for an officer to have a "reasonable suspicion" that someone is involved with terrorism before they are stopped.

A passenger can be held for questioning for up to nine hours and those detained must "give the examining officer any information in his possession which the officer requests". Any property seized must be returned after seven days, but data from mobile phones and laptops may be downloaded and retained by the police for longer.

Those detained are compelled to answer questions from the police and must not "obstruct" or "frustrate" any police searches. If someone fails to co-operate they are deemed to have committed a criminal offence and could face up to three months in prison, a fine or both.

 

 

3/12/18 2:28 PM
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The Uk also just detained and booted a couple other journalists recently, too.  One was going to interview Tommy whats-his-name, so they arrested her.  

Orwell would be impressed, UK. 

3/12/18 2:37 PM
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They gladly accept muslem extremeists who want to kill them but not Southern? I never thought we would see the end of free speech but it's coming. 

3/12/18 2:38 PM
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It just keeps getting more absurd and dystopian. Racism is worse than rape and murder to these ideologues.
3/12/18 2:41 PM
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They let islamic rapists in but not a canadian chick?  I mean as far as rapists go I would welcome her with open arms. 

3/12/18 2:41 PM
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their country, their rules

3/12/18 2:43 PM
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ShanTheMan -

They let islamic rapists in but not a canadian chick?  I mean as far as rapists go I would welcome her with open arms. 

Seriously....THIS!

3/12/18 2:43 PM
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Co3 -

their country, their rules

Oh fuck off

3/12/18 2:44 PM
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well, now that the bar is set...i suppose anyone selling a koran or bible, or sharing verses from either will be blocked right?
3/12/18 2:44 PM
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And this is why Europe sucks donkey dick.
3/12/18 2:45 PM
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LOL @ being arrested by British police. No guns, no arrest. Step aside, boys.
3/12/18 2:46 PM
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She should start a big campaign accusing them of discrimination based on her being a trans man.

3/12/18 2:48 PM
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Subjects, not citizens. Some propose we all need to go down that road. 

3/12/18 2:48 PM
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Her middle name is Cherie? Jesus Christ

3/12/18 2:48 PM
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No idea who that woman is but it says she admitted distributing racist material, what was it?

3/12/18 2:48 PM
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Beninger - 

Subjects, not citizens. Some propose we all need to go down that road. 


This

3/12/18 2:51 PM
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 "threat to the fundamental interests of society and to the public policy of the United Kingdom"

 

If this dosn't scare the shit out of any Western nation citizen, it is too late for you.

3/12/18 2:52 PM
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DrPeterVenkman -

Southern was traveling to the UK after producing a documentary about racial tensions in South Africa reaching a "boiling point," escalated by a government that has increasingly embraced racially discriminatory policies, including the confiscation of white-owned farmland. Southern posted the trailer for the documentary soon after she was released by authorities:

 

Here is her explanation for why she made the documentary and, based on the UK's actions, she is 100% right. 

 

 

3/12/18 2:53 PM
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Beninger -

Subjects, not citizens. Some propose we all need to go down that road. 

Subjects of the crown, who don’t rule the country.