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Brits: rally to save your right to photograph the police, Feb 16 at Scotland Yard

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  • Jeffrey Martin
    http://www.boingboing.net/2009/02/13/brits-rally-to-save.htmlBrits: rally to save your right to photograph the police, Feb 16 at Scotland
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      http://www.boingboing.net/2009/02/13/brits-rally-to-save.htmlBrits: rally to
      save your right to photograph the police, Feb 16 at Scotland
      Yard<http://feeds.boingboing.net/%7Er/boingboing/iBag/%7E3/538906811/brits-rally-to-save.html>Britons
      are planning on rallying at Scotland Yard on Feb 16 to protest the new law
      that lets the cops throw you in jail for *ten years* for photographing them
      in action, if your photo is "likely to be useful to a person committing or
      preparing an act of terrorism."

      The National Union of Journalists, in association with British Journal of
      Photography, has called for photographers to make their voices heard at a
      rally on 16 February as a new law is introduced that allows for the arrest -
      and potential imprisonment - of anyone who takes pictures of police officers
      'likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of
      terrorism'...

      The NUJ has teamed up with Mark Thomas, a writer, broadcaster, comic and
      political activisit, along with Chris Atkins, who is behind the documentary
      Taking Liberties, and BJP for a 'photo opportunity' outside New Scotland
      Yard on Monday 16 February. 'The plan is simple, turn up with your camera
      and exercise your democratic right to take a photograph in a public place,'
      says Marc Vallee, an NUJ member who will be there on the day, and who
      himself clashed with police over the right to photograph public events

      Section 76 ignites new
      debate<http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=839141>(
      *Thanks, Simon!*) *Previously:*


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