Jess Hurd

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Domestic Extremist

May day demonstration at Bank. Organised by Space Hijackers. London 2009.

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk


See Mark Thomas Guardian article on the civil liberties and the police secret database here


Read For Police Eyes Only blog piece on the Guardian Domestic Extremist story here


Our reputation on surveillance also extends to the New York Times here

Watching the Watchers


Police body wrap a FIT Watch protester Val Swain mother of three from Cardiff, who was photographing officers without identify numbers conduct stop and searches at Climate Camp near Kingsnorth coal fired electricity station. Rochester, Kent.


© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

They are making a complaint about their treatment by the police to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

See Climate Camp Fit Watch three arrests web gallery here

Guardian police footage here

After photographing the brutal arrest of the three FIT Watch protesters myself and other media colleagues were stopped and searched and detained for over an hour. We were then followed to a restaurant several miles away and were filmed through the window by the police Forward Intelligence Team.

Read my apology from Kent Police here