Journalists Launch Civil Action Against Police

Yesterday, 28 July 2009, papers were served to the Commissioner of the Metropolis relating to an incident outside the Greek Embassy in December 2008.

The said incident occured while covering a protest following the shooting of a young Athens demonstrator by Greek police.

The footage shot that day, as protestors blocked the embassy doorway and burned the Greek flag, went live across the country within a hour of the incident via Sky News and Associated Press.

Related articles.

Police Should Respect Press Freedom – Olly Zanetti, The Guardian

Photographers Complain About Police Obstruction – Kate Day, The Telegraph

Photographers Take Action Against The Met – NUJ

Met Investigation into Obstruction of Journalists

Anarchists Blockade London Greek Embassy

Press Freedom Paris: IFJ Words of Support

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