In July 2017 a Sky News reporter tried to explain how environmental activists are using home made metal arm tubes to 'lock on' in order to blockade the gates of a Fracking site.
As the Sky reporter (former BBC reporter Mike McCarthy) displayed a 'lock on' tube infront of his broadcast cameraman, Police surrounded him and took the lock on away claiming the reporter was actually a protester.
Despite showing his official Press card and his broadcast van full of equipment, the dull cops still refused to give the lock on tube back so he could finish his report.
But luckily the Sky new cameraman filmed it all. However when i asked for a copy of the footage to use in my documentary, I was told by Andrew Wilson, the Sky News cameraman
'Unfortunately Sky didn't keep the rushes of the shoot. Some they do keep some they don't think it's important enough. Sorry library make those secessions.'
So that is how history will be told. The 10 seconds which was broadcast is all that will be stored for future story tellers. That is why it is so important for independent film makers to keep their own archives. Read my last report on this story.
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