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UK photographers kiss their freedoms good-bye

Photo by The Associated Press

Hundreds of photographers in London kissed their freedoms good-bye with a mass demonstration Monday, protesting a new law that could land them in prison for ten years for photographing police officers.

Although the new law went int

                                                                                                                                Photo by The Associated Press

Photo by The Associated Press



Hundreds of photographers in London kissed their freedoms good-bye with a mass demonstration Monday, protesting a new law that could land them in prison for ten years for photographing police officers.

Although the new law went into effect that same day, no arrests were reported despite the fact that they were standing in front of Scotland Yard, headquarters for the Metropolitan Police Service.

But it is no telling when police will decide to enforce this law.

British police officer surrounded by protesting photographers

London police officer is surrounded by protesting photographers (Photo by The Associated Press)

The law is intended to combat terrorism but many believe it will be used to persecute photojournalists and harass amateur photographers, according to the
BBC and The Associated Press, who have finally gotten around to reporting on this issue.

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