Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Media getting trouble from Police at Climate Camp
A Reporter just looking in the direction of the Kingsnorth power station was stopped by Police (from Liverpool) and had their car seized. The daft reason being that the driver had 'amateur' rather than 'professional' insurance as he had a video camera.
Photographers are getting harrassed and searched for no reason. When the media are allowed inside the climate camp, the police send an Essex Helicopter (the protest is in Kent) over the media trying to conduct interviews. Imagine the sound problems this causes.
Even mainstream media are having problems.The ITV broadcast van had problems getting near the Camp with a 3 hour stand off before cops relented.
Meanwhile,we have been producing daily chat shows about the events so please watch them on http://www.visionOn.tv