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Archive for February 16th, 2009

NUJ Protest

Posted by Alan on February 16, 2009

Today I became an honorary journalist. Well, I say journalist. Not really… Today, around 11am there was a gathering outside New Scotland Yard to protest against new legislation that means the police could prevent you from taking photographs. (It assumes you are a terrorist of course.). 11 am is close enough to lunch to mean I could lunch early!

Mark Thomas was meant to be leading the impromptu gathering (to avoid being an “organised” protest, especially within the SOCA desiginated no-protest area!) but I couldn’t see him anywhere.

The police didn’t move them on for at least an hour (I could see from the warmth of my office!) – though there was a few flashpoints where photographers stopped the traffic on Broadway!


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