Photographer Not a Terrorist is organising another event on at 12:30 on Tuesday 3rd May at City Hall, London SE1 2AA:
PHNAT is concerned about the role of private security guards in the prevention of terrorism. Their role has been promoted by police, with the result that many privately employed guards are illegally preventing citizens from taking any photographs at all.
Areas designated as public realm are often privately managed spaces that are subject to rules laid down by the private management companies. Most insidious of these is the outright banning of photography in some of our most widely enjoyed public spaces, such as Canary Wharf and the Thames Walk between Tower Bridge and City Hall. The mass gathering will highlight the restrictions on street photography in a public space. Photographers are encouraged to bring a tripod.
It coincides with International Press Freedom Day and on a weekday, which may depress numbers attending, but as my own perfectly-legal and harmless photography has been interrupted by security guards at City Hall (read more here and here), it’s an event I’m keen to attend.