Jess Hurd


Take Back Parliament

Take Back Parliament – Demo for Democracy. Campaign for proportional representation. Westminster.

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May Day – A Hung Parliament

May Day protesters construct gallows on parliament Square and hold a mock execution of politicians.

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On Sizewell Beach

Protest and camp outside Sizewell Power Station opposing the expansion of nuclear power and supporting the alternatives. Sizewell is the site of the first new build. Platform is a water inlet pipe.

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The Wave

The Wave – the UK’s biggest ever demonstration in support of action on climate change. Ahead of the UN climate summit in Copenhagen Stop Climate Chaos Coalition calls on world leaders to take urgent action to secure a fair international deal to stop global warming. London.

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Silly Season

Bus drivers get revealing about pay drops on London’s buses.

Press photographers shoot underwear protest in central London in call for end of “race to the bottom”. Marble Arch, London.

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G8 Summit

G8 protests, L’Aquila. Italy.

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1,000 Words – Tearsheet

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BP Zombies

Climate protesters dressed as zombies attack the cars of guests arriving for the 100th anniversary of BP. British Museum, 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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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 here

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

Middle Class Summer of Rage

Mark Thomas, comedian starts the Middle Class Summer of Rage by having a picnic outside New Scotland Yard. Westminster, London.

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National Palestine Demonstration

National Palestine Demonstration – Stop Gaza Massacre Stop the Bombing: Free Palestine. London.

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The Siege of Kensington

Palestinian supporters demonstrate outside the Israeli Embassy as the bombardment of Gaza continues. London.

..these riots seem to be following me around.

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National Climate March

International Climate Protest, London.

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Clean Coal, Dirty Coal

Environmental activists protest outside the London head office of E.ON the power company in Pall Mall. The protest was the start of two days of action against plans for a new coal-fired power station in Kingsnorth, Kent.

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Dancing on the Grave of Capitalism

Dancing on the Grave of Capitalism – Anti Capitalist Halloween Street Party. Canary Wharf, London.

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.

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Capitalism Isn’t Working

Anti-Capitalists protest against the government’s bail-out of British banks. City of London.

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Anti Academies Alliance

Parents and teachers from the Anti Academies Alliance, dressed as spivs and fat cats protest outside hedge fund charity HQ ARK. London.

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