Booting Britons Shooting Britons

Seems a pair of photographers taking photos of streets and people in a pedestrian zone in Middlesborough, England, were grabbed and detained by citizens and by security guards who were under the impression that it was illegal to take photos of buildings and people. If the photographers are to be believed, even the police officer who was called was mistaken about the right to take pictures.

Some of the confrontation was videoed by one of the photographers and the movie can be seen on Flickr.

I’ve been questioned by police myself for taking pictures in suburban London, but when it was clear I was a tourist, the cops left me to snap away. Still… even to be stopped and questioned…

[via Boing Boing]

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