This is a call for all fitwatchers to head to Brighton to Smash EDO, and for all at Smash EDO to engage in a bit of fitwatching.
We know that the police will be very keen to document everyone who attends. They will photograph and monitor anyone they decide is ‘of interest’ and put the data on a central police database. They will also seek to intimidate and deter protesters, and will harass and hassle those they decide they don’t like.
Fitwatch is an initiative that seeks to encourage people to protect themselves and others from the intimidation and harassment of police ‘intelligence’ gatherers.
To get the fitwatching off to a good start, we have put together a FITwatch spotter card. Feel free to print off a copy or two for use on the day. Of course, we don’t have a crystal ball, and don’t know for certain who will turn up. But we have picked out a few of the more likely suspects for you! Please pass on to us any additional info you may happen to discover.
There is no legal requirement to co-operate with police photography. You don’t have to give them an unobstructed shot!
You have as much legal right to take their photographs as they do to take yours. Taking their photos is perfectly lawful and legitimate. Please send any photos (with ID numbers please!) to fitwatch at firstname.lastname@example.org