Photographers, reporters being hounded by police
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Friday, Jun 4th, 2010
Large protests and extensive media coverage of the 2010 Bilderberg meeting in Spain indicates that the world is finally waking up to the secretive agenda of the elite group.
Hundreds of protesters carrying banners and cameras have gathered outside the Dolce hotel in picturesque Sitges as the conference begins today.
Police are struggling to contain chanting and bullhorning protesters as delegates including head of the IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Microsoft founder Bill Gates arrive at the meeting.
Protesters with cameras have been quick to upload video of the scenes to Youtube.
Some protesters are appealing to the police, attempting to convey the message that they are just as much under threat from the elitist agenda of the gathering as everyone else.
However, reports suggest that the police are harassing and even arresting photographers and reporters.
London Guardian reporter Charlie Skelton provides some details on his faux Bilderberg PR website Trilever.com:
Photographers are being harassed, followed by choppers and motorcycles by police in the hills around the Dolce Sitges.
Two photographers in the hills had their rucksacks taken by police on motorbikes who’d been informed of their whereabouts by choppers. Two more photographers were detained for four hours. Another was told to delete pictures or face 32 hours detention.
Over 300 police have been deployed at great cost to the Spanish tax-payer.
Military catamarans patrol the sea outside Sitges, there are choppers in the sky and a no-fly zone has been imposed forcing local hang-gliders out of the air.
In his latest blog, Skelton notes that there are more film crews and media personnel at the meeting than ever before.
“We have had camera crews from Spanish TV and Spanish newspapers both local and national (Javier from El Mundo is currently up a tree with a camera). French journalists, Portuguese documentary makers and al-Jazeera are picking up the story. Russia Today has sent a film crew.”
Spanish newscasts regarding the meeting currently litter Youtube, indicating that the TV networks are devoting a lot of air time to covering the event.
The numbers far outstrip protests and coverage witnessed at any previous Bilderberg event, indicating that the group’s once impenetrable shroud of secrecy is finally fading.
This article was posted: Friday, June 4, 2010 at 9:28 am