>Fitwatch: It’s Not Just About the Cameras

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>When people think about Fitwatch, there is an immediate focus on the cameras. This is not unsurprising. Fitwatch actions have generally been focused on either us taking pictures of them, or us physically getting in the way of their cameras. However, it is important to remember it’s not just about the cameras. I commented on […]

>NUJ Calls for FIT to Stop Harassing Journalists.

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>Jeremy Dear, the General Secretary of the NUJ has written to Jacqui Smith about the harassment journalists are receiving from the FIT. Here is the letter: Dear Jacqui, I am writing to highlight our growing concerns regarding routine police surveillance of journalists. In particular we have serious concerns about the activities of the Metropolitan Police’s […]

>Photos of FIT at City Hall, 2 May

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>Some familiar faces here, and one FIT photographer who I’ve not seen before, and seemed very camera shy. See Is this what a police state looks like? Neil Williams, CW2073, and another Fit cop Another FIT cop with Neil Williams. Shy photographer and two FIT cops very camera shy photographer, as above, who kept covering […]

>Fitwatch at Carnival Against the Arms Trade

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> Carnival Against The Arms Trade Fitwatch call 4th June, 12 Noon, The Level, Brighton The Forward Intelligence Teams seem to really love anti arms trade campaigners. Having already made their presence felt through years of DSEi protests, they have also long been a fixture at EDO demos. More recently, they have been travelling further […]

>Fit at Heckler and Koch demo

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>Various FIT officers were spotted in Nottingham on 6th Mayat a demo against Heckler and Koch (see here for details), including our increasingly well-travelled friend, Ian Skivens (CO5494). What is it Ian? Is harassing people in London just not enough for you anymore? Other officers spotted included a new one to Fitwatch – PC 4551, […]

>Is this what a police state looks like?

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>Excerpts from the New Statesman post: “Protestors trickled in down the path from Tower Bridge, dispersing among the crowds of camera-toting tourists and their toddlers, high school volleyball teams on school trips, students and local workers. But what was planned as a protest against the elections and a blockade of the BNP became little more […]