Jess Hurd

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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


© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk


Images available from www.reportdigital.co.uk

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


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