Lately I’ve been hearing from my friends in Europe that some places have instituted somewhat draconian powers against photographers.
People taking innocent photos near to shopping malls etc have been approached by security men, in some cases having had their cameras confiscated or if using film, their films removed and destroyed.
I fully understand the problem with terrorism etc and support whole heartedly any measure that will halt this wicked blight on our countries, wherever we may live. But to target innocent photographers taking a few photos for their hobby or perhaps for their studies, is utterly ridiculous.
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