Jess Hurd

Photographer
Stop and Search

Interview with BBC Radio Kent – Apology

Last summer 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.  

Listen to the BBC Radio Kent interview here
Read the police apology and other press coverage here

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


© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk


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