Photographer not a terrorist a website that is campaigning against restrictions to take pictures in public spaces is planning a Flashmob in Canary Wharf in London on the 12th of September 2009. It is also calling to take the protest to local shopping centers.
“Few people know about the restrictions on photography in ‘public’ spaces like shopping centres unless they have been frog-marched out of Canary Wharf, Westfield or the Arndale Centre by burly security guards. These private shopping meccas welcome people spending their money but threaten to call the police if they bring out a camera. We have picked a typical shopping day in September to highlight to the public these ‘photo free zones’ and we encourage all photographers, amateur and professional, to Flashmob their local shopping centre on Saturday 12th September at 3pm. Or come to the flashmob in London.”