Jess Hurd

Photographer
police

Vote For Me

Conservative Party election poster with riot cops. Dudley, West Midlands.

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Images available at www.reportdigital.co.uk

Greek General Strike

Greek general strike, Athens.

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For Police Eyes Only


This is enlarged from an image I took in 2004 which shows a police officer with named photo ID’s of individuals on a Stop the War coalition protest outside an election fundraising dinner where George Bush Senior was after dinner speaker (pic is used in the Guardian story related today)


Not only does it contain prominent peace activists but also outrageously, two journalists (names and faces have been blurred to protect the identity of individuals listed)


The spotter card is used by police to identify potential ‘trouble makers’.


See Guardian article; Police in £9m scheme to log ‘domestic extremists’ here


and Domestic Extremist blog piece here


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Domestic Extremist

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

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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

No More Games!

PCSO’s at a demonstration in support of the occupation at the Vestas wind turbine plant. Isle of Wight.


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Post Mela

Bengali youth celebrate when the police say the will leave their estate after the Mela, Whitechapel, East London.


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Last Night A PC Killed My Dad

Spoof Metropolitan Police recruitment poster. The Foundry, East London.

Community Policing

Police on horse back in Old Compton Street. Soho. London.

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May Day – Space Hijackers

Mayday demonstration at Bank. People protest against police violence and dress as convicts, prisoners or police. Organised by Space Hijackers. London.


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See Mayday web gallery here


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We don’t need no stinking badges!


Woman protester wearing a question mark on her shoulder to represent missing police ID numbers is stopped and searched in the City of London during a demonstration against police brutality following the death of Ian Tomlinson after being assaulted by a police officer at a G20 demonstration. Organised by the Common Sense Party. March to Wood Street police HQ. London.


More images are available from www.reportdigital.co.uk


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Protecting and Serving the People – Police Apology


In August of last year I covered Climate Camp at Kingsnorth Power Station. There was a massive policing operation involving officers drawn from forces all over the country.


The media were filmed and searched entering and leaving the field where the protest camp was.

On one occasion after photographing a rather brutal arrest of protesters who had been filming the police we were 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.

On that particular day I was stopped and searched three times and detained for over two hours.   

This is a copy of the letter of apology I received from the police.

Here is the NUJ statement here
Read BJP article here
See related Guardian article here and on Climate Camp here
Aljazeera.net here

See Climate Camp web gallery here
All images are available from www.reportdigital.co.uk

Thanks to Bindmans Solicitors and the NUJ for their help and support.


Justice for Ian Tomlinson

Memorial march for Ian Tomlinson, a 47-year-old newspaper seller, who died on 1st April after being assaulted by a police officer at a G20 demonstration. London.


© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk


See web gallery here


Images available from www.reportdigital.co.uk

G20 – Global Meltdown



Photos from the G20 protests, to see the web gallery click here


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Photo-Forum Films – Know Your Rights

‘I’m a photographer, not a terrorist – Know Your Rights’

Following the successful NUJ media event outside New Scotland Yard to highlight the issues photographers have with S76 of the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008, NUJ members organised an ‘I’m a photographer, not a terrorist – Know Your Rights’ meeting.’

The meeting was hosted by Photo-Forum in February and was introduced by photographer Peter Macdiarmid with solicitor Anna Mazzola (Hickman and Rose) and photographer Andrew Wiard.

Jason Parkinson was commissioned to shoot and edit two short films for the evening.The film is funded by the NUJ.

Click here for Know Your Rights film

The first film on terrorism legislation features Anna Mazzola and Peter Macdiarmid.

The second film features Andrew Wiard, freelance photographer, who speaks about the history and the future of the press card.

We also compiled a slideshow featuring good and bad policing which is part of an on-going Photo-Forum project. If you have images to contribute to this project please send jpeg files in sRGB colour space, maximum size 1024 pixels on the long side to: photoforumuk@gmail.com

Photo-Forum is organized by photographers as a place for working photographers across the spectrum to bring images, ideas, photo stories, approaches and work in progress for supportive debate and criticism. It runs monthly on the second Thursday of the month in Central London.

National Palestine Demonstration – from Hyde Park


National Palestine demonstration, Hyde Park. London.

See gallery here

All images available for publication from: www.reportdigital.co.uk

Athens Sale shopping..


Athens Xmas shopping – it’s a war out there!

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Athens – pic of the day..


Tissue seller cowers from gas masked riot police.


Todays images available from: www.reportdigital.co.uk

Merry Xmas from Athens!


Think yourself lucky this bunch aren’t gathering round your tree!


Riot police protect a Christmas tree from demonstrators throwing rubbish and pork bones. Demonstration called after the fatal shooting by the police on Dec. 6 of a 15-year-old, Alexandros Grigorolopoulos. Athens, Greece.


More images here

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More Athens riots



More rioting around Athens Polytechnic last night..the police were attacked with petrol bombs.


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Athens Burns..

Not that I’ve had enough of weddings or anything. I’m in Athens. Today we saw another huge demonstration called after the fatal shooting by the police on Dec. 6 of a 15-year-old, Alexandros Grigorolopoulos. 


See web gallery here


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Images available from: www.reportdigital.co.uk

Stop Deaths in Police Custody

Protest march against death in custody, in prisons and mental health institutions by the United Families and Friends Campaign. London.


See slideshow here


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