UK Photographers Fight ‘Draconian’ Terror laws


In a democracy most people would expect to be able to take photos in a public place unimpeded. However, in Britain this hasn’t been the experience of members of the public, who have found their right curtailed under Section 44 of the Anti-Terror laws. These laws allow police to search anyone they suspect of being a terrorist and to look for signs of what authorities describe as “hostile reconnaissance”. The laws have caused fierce debate and led to the formation of a protest groups and court cases as photographers fight for their rights.

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