Jess Hurd

Climate Change

Copenhagen Ice Bear

The WWF Copenhagen Ice bear, melting at COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Copenhagen 2009, Denmark.

View web gallery here

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The Wave

The Wave – the UK’s biggest ever demonstration in support of action on climate change. Ahead of the UN climate summit in Copenhagen Stop Climate Chaos Coalition calls on world leaders to take urgent action to secure a fair international deal to stop global warming. London.

Web Gallery commissioned by Stop Climate Chaos here

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Poo With a View

Compost toilets with Canary Wharf in the background. Climate Camp, Blackheath. South East London.

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Climate Camp

Climate Campers establish camp on Blackheath. South East London.

More on the press restrictions and Guardian ‘Content is Free’ here and here

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BP Zombies

Climate protesters dressed as zombies attack the cars of guests arriving for the 100th anniversary of BP. British Museum, London.

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Protecting and Serving the People – Police Apology

In August of last year 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.   

This is a copy of the letter of apology I received from the police.

Here is the NUJ statement here
Read BJP article here
See related Guardian article here and on Climate Camp here here

See Climate Camp web gallery here
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Thanks to Bindmans Solicitors and the NUJ for their help and support.

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