Thursday, November 13, 2008

Police harass film makers in london

This morning, four students arrived in parliament square from the kingston university MA film-making course. they intended to make a short film about the life of the protesters in the square and they particularly hoped to interview barbara tucker about the reasons she has joined brian haw's seven year vigil and given up everything to camp outside parliament.

But as they began to set up their camera equipment (borrowed from the university media department), they were approached by police. all four students are overseas visitors and so are not up to speed on british law. the police told them that in order to film in parliament square, they would need a license for which they would have to apply to the rubbish of course but police are once again using fake power to stop people filming social change.

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