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01-23-10, 06:39 PM #1
Photographers protest UK terrorism lawsPhotographers fed up with being stopped and searched by British police under the country's terrorism laws gathered in London to protest against the practice.
Waving placards with the message, "I am a photographer, not a terrorist," about 2,000 photographers called for more leniency from the British police.
The slogan is the name of a group set up to campaign against certain sections of Britain's Terrorism Act 2000, which was designed to give police greater powers to fight terrorism.
Photographers say they have been unduly targeted by Section 44 of the Act, which allow officers to stop and search people, regardless of whether they have reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing.
"We're coming together to show solidarity and to show that we won't be intimidated," said Jonathan Warren, a freelance photographer and one of the founders of the campaign group.
Warren said he was approached by police a couple of years ago while covering an anti-arms protest.
"I was waiting for the protest to start when I was stopped and searched, even though I had my press card and was an accredited photographer," Warren said.
"I showed it to the police, and they didn't believe me. They went through my bag and my pockets," he said.
01-24-10, 03:48 PM #2
We check your camera and you, if there are no issues you go on your way. Not too painfull is it!
These are tough times(most of the public don't know the half of it) if five minutes inconvenience is too much for you hard luck!the sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.
( Baltasar Gracian )
01-24-10, 04:05 PM #3
[QUOTE=Motorwaycop;491093]We check your camera and you, if there are no issues you go on your way. Not too painfull is it!
Expecially if its a film camera and when you open it, the film is exposed. he he he
01-25-10, 12:08 AM #4I'm your huckleberry...
Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!
You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.
I was looking for a saint who was a devil of a lover,
but every girl I found was either one way or the other...
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