Jess Hurd

Photographer
Posts Tagged ‘policing’

Happy 77th Birthday Ricky Tomlinson

Ricky Tomlinson on his 77th Birthday, Haldane Society fringe meeting at Labour Party Conference, on The State and Political Policing.  © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Ricky Tomlinson on his 77th Birthday, Haldane Society fringe meeting at Labour Party Conference, on The State and Political Policing.
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Read The Justice Gap article here by Nick Bano.

Polling Station Police

Police officer on duty at a Tower Hamlets Polling Station. General Election. East London. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Police officer on duty at a Tower Hamlets Polling Station. General Election. East London.
© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Human Rights Lecture

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Redacted – excerpts from the Domestic Extremist Database

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Jess Hurd and Jason N. Parkinson with their work – ‘Redacted’ – We Could Not Agree, Q Park, Cavendish Square. London. © Tracey Moberly

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‘Redacted’ – a collaborative work by Jess Hurd and Jason N. Parkinson exhibited at We Could Not Agree, Q Park, Cavendish Square. London.

Redacted – excerpts from the Domestic Extremist Database

– a collaborative work by photojournalist Jess Hurd & her partner in crime, video-journalist Jason N. Parkinson shown publicly for the first time at the We Could Not Agree exhibition Q Park, Cavendish Square.

Jason Parkinson and Jess Hurd are well respected, professional, NUJ accredited journalists yet they find themselves sharing a police database with other, mostly unknowing UK citizens who have had information gathered on them in the interest of ‘national security’.

These include activists, journalists, comedians, politicians and other ‘subversives’.

This sinister, secret state surveillance has been going on a long time, but now we get the chance to examine our files, well the sections that the police allow us to look at – we suspect large swathes are redacted.

Often people say “if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear”, but what if inaccurate, subjective, bias builds up a profile of you that is shared with other agencies, you are targeted whilst working, singled out, even blacklisted and assaulted.

This has happened and will continue to happen unless it is challenged.

Secret police, covert surveillance, secret courts, we are not creeping towards a police state, we have arrived.

© Jess Hurd/Jason N. Parkinson

Image with the kind permission of artist/curator Tracey Moberly

Kurds Protest Against ISIS

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Protest of Kurds against the ISIS attack on Kobane. Fighting erupts as police attempt to stop and search a Kurdish demonstrator, who is later released. Parliament Square, London.

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Lawyers Occupy Istanbul Court

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Relatives and friends gather outside the Central Criminal Court where lawyers staged an overnight occupation to demand due process for the 171 detained May Day protesters. Lawyers claim their clients have been beaten and denied food and water. Istanbul Turkey.

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Lampedusa in Hamburg

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Rote Flora alternative cultural centre, was the site of police raids in the summer of 2013, a part of a clampdown on immigrants in Hamburg. The refugees, mostly from Ghana, were formerly working in Libya but fled the war and were detained on the Italian island of Lampedusa. Thrown out of Italy they ended up homeless in Hamburg, where they were reportedly hounded by the German police. Now they have been given refuge by the local church of St Pauli, where they still live in containers on church grounds.

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

For more images including the “Danger Zone” protests in Hamburg please visit www.reportdigital.co.uk

EDL Birmingham

English Defence League protest in Birmingham post the Woolwich murder of soldier Lee Rigby. West Midlands.

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BNP Westminster

Anti fascists block the road outside Parliament to prevent the British National Party from marching to the Cenataph after they were banned from marching in Woolwich, where soldier Lee Rigby was murdered. Westminster.

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© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Occupy Leyton Marsh

Local supporters climb under a tanker to prevent it entering the planned Olympic site. Activists are arrested after blocking the site entrance to construction vehicles and breaching the site. Hackney, East London.

See slideshow here

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Welcome to Operation Trafalgar

Mobile police watch tower. Operation Trafalgar launches in London’s West End. Increased, visible policing is designed to tackle crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour. Piccadilly Circus.

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© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

UK Uncut pensioner manhandled

Police carry away UK Uncut protesters who block the road outside the House of Lords against the NHS Bill. Steve Bell, Guardian cartoon placard and Cameron Betrays NHS.Westminster, London.

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More images available to license from www.reportdigital.co.uk

Tottenham Riots

Violence erupts in Tottenham after a protest demanding justice following a fatal police shooting. Riot police clashed with hundreds of demonstrators after Mark Duggan, 29, a father of four, was killed. North London.

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Riot images from across London available to license from: www.reportdigital.co.uk

See slideshow here

Read No Refuge Between Bricks and Batons commissioned by the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma.

Listen to Reporting the Riots podcast from the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom.

See Jason N. Parkinson’s Guardian video’s here Tottenham video footage here and Hackney video footage here

Riot Police Attack Disabled Student

Day X. Riot police attack students including a young disabled man in a wheelchair. Students protest outside Parliament as MPs voted to increase tuition fees. Parliament Square, London.
© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

EDL Leicester

EDL member is treated by a paramedic after sustaining a head injury whilst rioting with the police. English Defence League protest. Leicester.
© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk