Hard labourSeptember 22, 2008
Thought I’d exercise my democratic rights today and photograph the Labour Party Conference. Anyroadup, turns out the police had been told to stop and question anyone taking pictures. Earlier in the day they tried to delete video footage taken by a visitor to our fair city. Thankfully they were as baffled as I am by the controls of the average video camera and gave up. I was stopped 4 times in 300 yards and told I was not allowed to take photos. Thankfully I was able to show them the Stop and Search form from the first time, which saved them the trouble of taking down my particulars. I was very flattered to read on the form I am of medium build and have short hair, rather than the fat and bald disguise I usually use.
The NUJ have a video on their website about the police harassing photographers.