Photographers protest anti-terror law abuse
London, UK /Photography News/- Thousands of amateur and professional photographers packed Trafalgar Square today in a protest about heavy-handed treatment by police officers under anti-terrorism laws.
The event was organised by the campaign group, I’m a photographer, not a terrorist, following a series of high-profile detentions of photographers under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
Waving placards with the message, "I am a photographer, not a terrorist," around 2,000 photographers called for more leniency from the British police.
Earlier this month the European court of human rights ruled that the use of counter-terrorism stop and search powers on photographers is a breach of human rights.