Jess Hurd

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TRAFALGAR SQUARE MASS GATHERING 10TH ANNIVERSARY

TRAFALGAR SQUARE MASS GATHERING 10TH ANNIVERSARY

I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist Mass Gathering. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Today we celebrate ten years since the magnificent “Mass Photo Gathering” when thousands of photographers swarmed Trafalgar Square demanding their rights organised by press freedom campaign group,  I’m a Photographer, Not a Terrorist (@phnat).

Amateurs and professionals from across the land, armed with only their cameras and tiny placards, came to protest against increased police use of stop and search powers against photographers. 

In the weeks leading up to the event an avalanche of high profile stop and searches, threats and arrests of photographers highlighted once again the police were equating photography with the threat of terrorism. 

Leading architectural photographer and PHNAT organiser Grant Smith was one of those high profile cases. Whilst photographing the 300-year spire of Sir Christopher Wren’s Christ Church he was apprehended by City of London police. A squad of seven officers, in three cars and a riot van attended the scene and searched him under Section 44. 

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BBC photographer Jeff Overs was also stopped under suspicion of terrorism reconnaissance while photographing St Paul’s Cathedral. Amateur photographer Andrew White was questioned by two police community support officers for photographing Christmas lights in Brighton. 

The issue was lampooned by Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell who depicted Police Community Support Officers arresting train spotters and automatic photo booths. On the day the BBC, ITN, CNN and Sky News all ran live reports and interviews from Trafalgar Square. Phnat had mobilised thousands and reached millions of people across the country and worldwide.

End of Section 44 in sight – find out more in our online pamphlet: I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist – A Brief History 

For the latest press freedom updates follow @phnat on Twitter or https://phnat.org

East London Mosque New Zealand Vigil

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Stansted 15

Rally for the Stansted 15 activists convicted of a terrorism related offence for stopping an immigration removal flight at Stansted airport receive suspended sentences or community orders. Chelsmford Crown Court. Essex.

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Unite Against Extremism

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London Bridge Vigil

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Soho Orlando Vigil – Love Will Win

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Counter Terror – Canary Wharf

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Paris Unity March

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Je suis Charlie Hebdo unity march after the shooting of cartoonists in the attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine offices, Paris.

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Shot on commission for the National Union of Journalists

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Masked EDL Woolwich March

EDL leader Tommy Robinson addresses the media as English Defence League supporters march in Woolwich after the murder of a white man, reported to be a soldier. South London.

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See Jason N. Parkinson’s Guardian video

 

 

 

 


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