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Photographers issue plea to end ‘hostile’ public searches under anti-terror laws
Posted By admin On December 27, 2009 @ 6:07 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled
London Telegraph 
Sunday, Dec 27th, 2009
More than 350 photographers have issued a joint plea to end the “hostile” and “humiliating” use of anti-terror laws to prevent them taking pictures in public.
The professional and amateur photographers have signed a letter, published in The Sunday Telegraph, calling on ministers and the police halt the practice of them being stopped and searched while they are taking images in public places.
Their plea comes despite a warning from senior police to junior officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) not to misuse the controversial legislation.
The letter, whose signatories include Rosemary Wilman, the president of the Royal Photographic Society, and the photographer and historian Professor John Hannavy, says:
“Rather than treat photographers as terrorists, the Government should amend the Anti-Terrorism Act to prevent its misuse and explain to police forces that a hostile attitude towards photographers is unwelcome.”
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