Attended this demo in Trafalgar Square, with Mark, Scott, Jake, Caz and Amon. From the PHNAT website: "I’m a Photographer, Not a Terrorist! invite all Photographers to a mass photo gathering in defence of street photography. Following a series of high profile detentions under s44 of the terrorism act including 7 armed police detaining an award winning architectural photographer in the City of London, the arrest of a press photographer covering campaigning santas at City Airport, and the stop and search of a BBC photographer at St Paul's Cathedral and many others, PHNAT feels now is the time for a mass turnout of Photographers, professional and amateur to defend our rights and stop the abuse of the terror laws." There was a pretty good turnout, everyone had a camera of some kind, from the humblest mobile phone variety to the biggest and heftiest DSLR, even a few medium format Bronicas and Hasselblads on tripods. I spent a lot of time wandering about with my 70-200 lens taking candid shots of various demonstrators, who were all very peaceful and laid-back, unlike the last demo I attended here (Israel Out Of Gaza Now, January 2009) which was decidedly more lively.
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