Jess Hurd

Photographer
Posts Tagged ‘Westminster’

Stop The PowerGrab Bill

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Campaigners dress in Tudor costume to protest against the EU Withdrawal Bill (Formerly Great Repeal Bill), controversial powers, referred to as “Henry VIII clauses” have been condemned by charities, academics and campaigners. Organised by Another Europe is Possible, Westminster, London.

Shot on commission – press images available from Another Europe is Possible.

Say No To Trump

Shot on commission for Global Justice Now – press images available here

‘Say no to Trump’ projected on Parliament by Global Justice Now and Feral X ahead of Trump debate and #stopTrump protests, Westminster, London.
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BA low pay no way!

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£35,000 Migrant Money Burning

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This morning, activists from Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants burned £ 35k of fake bank notes printed with the face of home secretary Theresa May in protest over a new law coming into force today that will force thousands of non-EU migrants, who earn less than £35k a year, to leave the UK. The activists dressed in black clothes and pink veils ceremonially burned the money as part of what they called a “symbolic exorcism of the Home Office’s fixation on money and disregard for the suffering it inflicts on ordinary people”. 

The new law means that people from outside the EU who are in the UK on a work visa and have been in the country for more than six years will be deported. The Home Office estimates this will cost taxpayers between £181 million and £575 million. The law has been criticised by both Labour and the Liberal Democrats and the NUT have condemned the law for hitting many of their members worsening the recruitment crisis in schools. Only last month Teresa May was heavily criticised for having illegally deporting up to 50,000 students.

The average salary in the UK has been estimated at £25,600 by the Office of National Statistics. But if you exclude the top 10 % of earners, the average is about £12,800. In contrast, Theresa May takes home more than £145k a year. 

Sam Bjorn from Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants said: “With this new law, the Home Office clearly shows that they value money over ordinary people. We’re outraged that people who’ve been running essential services will face deportation.”

Alex Williams from Lesbians and Gays Support the migrants said: “The government is creating a divided society where something as essential as the freedom of movement and the right to work is dictated by the size of your paycheque. We have come a long way in terms on stopping discrimination against people based on sexuality – why should we now discriminate based on how much money people take home each month?”

Business As Usual

David Cameron announces his majority government after winning the General Election. Downing Street, London. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk Tel: 01789-262151/07831-121483   info@reportdigital.co.uk   NUJ recommended terms & conditions apply. Moral rights asserted under Copyright Designs & Patents Act 1988. Credit is required. No part of this photo to be stored, reproduced, manipulated or transmitted by any means without permission.

David Cameron with his wife Samantha as he announces his majority government after winning the General Election. Downing Street, London.
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Budget Repetition

 

The Chancellor, George Osborne leaves 11 Downing Street to deliver his Budget to Parliament. Westminster, London. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk Tel: 01789-262151/07831-121483   info@reportdigital.co.uk   NUJ recommended terms & conditions apply. Moral rights asserted under Copyright Designs & Patents Act 1988. Credit is required. No part of this photo to be stored, reproduced, manipulated or transmitted by any means without permission.

The Chancellor, George Osborne leaves 11 Downing Street to deliver his Budget to Parliament. Westminster, London.
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Soup Kitchen Evicted

Love Activist protesters try to defend a soup kitchen offering hot food to the homeless opposite RBS Bank where they were evicted by Westminster Council on Christmas Day. Police and council bailiffs forcibly evict the activists. London.

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Million Mask March

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Riot police beat back protesters with batons as Million Mask March attempt to reclaim Parliament Square. Protesters calling for Revolution then proceed to Buckingham Palace and the BBC via Regent’s Street. London.

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#NOTTIP

No TTIP Demo. Against the US/EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, a trade deal currently being negotiated which will accelerate the privatisation of public services and bypass the democratic process. Parliament Square, Westminster, London.

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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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Stop The Massacre – Sanctions Now – Free Palestine

Palestine Solidarity Campaign project a Palestinian flag onto the Houses of Parliament saying Stop The Massacre – Sanctions Now – Free Palestine. Westminster, London. 

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Read National Union of Journalists press release – NUJ photographer defends copyright and moral rights of Gaza picture

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Note: Some people have raised questions about the authenticity of the image. Let me clarify. This image is not a fake. I was commissioned by PSC to take this image when it was projected by a professional team, Bluman Associates shortly after midnight 1/8/14. I shot a long exposure, with tripod, f8, from the pavement down the beam of the projector, as advised by the team. This does, it seem create an optical oddity. The nearer you are to the projection beam, the truer the image, i.e. less fall-off around the building. It’s physics. The Report Digital video is here, shot from a bit further up Westminster Bridge by video journalist Jason Parkinson.

A previous image projected by the same team also shows the anomaly but from a less pronounced angle in a photograph by Andy Aitchison  for Public and Commercial Services Union.

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Tony Benn – Funeral

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The funeral of Tony Benn, socialist, former MP and cabinet member. Westminster, London.

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Grayling Day

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Save Legal Aid protest march from Parliament to the Ministry of Justice. Grayling Day. Westminster, London.

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Abandoned Brolly

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Abandoned, broken, Union Jack umbrella during the storms. Westminster, London.

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St Jude Hits Whitehall

Workers assess damage to the Cabinet Office on Whitehall after storm St Jude brought down a crane on the building. Westminster.

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Protect The People’s Post Office

Supporting Crown Post Offices. CWU march from Broadway Crown Office picket line to a rally at Portcullis House, Westminster.

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Save Legal Aid

Protest outside the Ministry of Justice to defend legal aid. Westminster, London.

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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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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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Seasons Greetings!

Santa gets caught up in the riot. Students protest outside Parliament as MPs voted to increase tuition fees. London.
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Firefighters March on Downing St

Firefighters from all over the UK lobby MP’s and have an impromptu march down Whitehall to Downing Street. FBU members are campaigning against threats to jobs, shift patterns and the fire service. Westminster, London.
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