andy piper: tumblings

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Apr 17

As an experiment, the Guardian attempted to shoot video footage of the O2 arena from a public road on its southern edge, only a few minutes’ walk from the main entrance.

Very quickly the reporter was challenged by O2 security guards, who made a series of demands with no basis in law. They ordered that the filming stop – “We’ve requested you to not do it because we don’t like it” – and that they be shown any existing footage. Asked on what basis they could demand this, one replied: “It’s under the terrorist law. We are an Olympic venue.” Another added: “You have, for want of a better word, breached our security by videoing it [the O2].”

O2 Olympic venue in row over security against legal photography | Sport | The Guardian (via iamdanw)

(via iamdanw)

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