The NUJ held its second successful Photography Conference in London on May 18th 2009.
The afternoon session titled 'Photography in Public Places' was going to be controversial with Commander Bob Broadhurst who was responsible for policing of the G20 protests was speaking to NUJ photographers, some of whom had been threatened with arrest, on that day.
It's incredible and damning that such a senior police officer is so unaware of what a UK press card is and how one gets one. But perhaps not surprising when the same police force got caught with lying about the death of an innocent man who was on his way home from work.
For photographers who were there this was taken on the canon 5D Mark II balanced on my knee, hence the focusing is iffy. The on board sound is used only as I really wasn't planning on recording the session- then again always be prepared!
If your a photojournalist and you haven't joined the NUJ then think again. After watching this you'll realise you need to be in a union (nuj.org.uk/)