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Photographers protest for civil liberties

by Dave Crouch
Issue No. 2186

In Trafalgar Square (Pic:» Jess Hurd/ )

In Trafalgar Square (Pic: » Jess Hurd/

Around 2,000 photographers protested in Trafalgar Square last Saturday at the use anti-terror laws to stop and search them.

Young people had come from as far away as Redhill and Northampton to join the protest, organised by the campaign “I’m A Photographer, Not a Terrorist”.

Photographers have been stopped by police for taking photos of St Paul’s cathedral, Brighton’s Christmas lights, and even a fish and chip shop.

The hugely successful campaign has helped create a new photographers’ branch of the National Union of Journalists.

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Tue 26 Jan 2010, 19:23 GMT
Issue No. 2186
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