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Strikes in London

Yesterday massive public sector strikes took place in London and elsewhere across the UK in opposition to proposed cuts to pension plans. I headed down for a bit to take a few pictures, which I though I would share with you here.




























































































































































































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Great people shots. I really dislike those neon chartreuse safety vests that police have started wearing. While they might be beneficial for safety they are really distracting from a photo's subject matter. Thanks for posting these.
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Thanks! Okayyou, do the police in the States wear those too?
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I don't think the trend has caught on over here. I saw a lot in Quito. Edinburgh had to be the worst offender.


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Why not just be done with it and add a neon pink hat as well?
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I don't think the trend has caught on over here. I saw a lot in Quito. Edinburgh had to be the worst offender.
Well Edinburgh is the same as anywhere in the UK, we are all one country (kind of).

To be honest I am so used to them I dont find it weird. You see them from far away which is a good thing. Also the police in London are pretty tough, so I associate the jacket with people you wouldnt mess with....so I guess my association is a little different.
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I can't remember, are you technically allowed to even photograph police in the U.K.? I just know the U.K. and Quebec have strange photography laws. In the U.K., I've also seen a lot in the way of people harassing and not being friendly to (street) photographers. Have you encountered that?

Regarding the photos specifically: they're awesome! I really like the black and whites especially.
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I can't remember, are you technically allowed to even photograph police in the U.K.? I just know the U.K. and Quebec have strange photography laws. In the U.K., I've also seen a lot in the way of people harassing and not being friendly to (street) photographers. Have you encountered that?
I'm not sure of the laws exactly, but I don't think there is anything specific. People are likely to get angry if they catch you, so I am more careful here than other countries....but I dont think it is illegal actually. I attended a debate recently concerning the treatment of street photographers by security guards of private buildings. I have been angrily told to stop taking pictures of the Gherkin by guards when I was just outside it....basically I have since learnt that the guards are in the wrong in that situation, unless I am inside the building then I have the right. However, that is not generally recognised and street photographers have trouble.
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What do you mean by that?
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Cool people photos......cuts seem to be happening everywhere now.
We are looking at a decade of cuts across the sea here,,almost
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great pics, thanks. interesting to see the NE mine workers down there.

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Well Edinburgh is the same as anywhere in the UK, we are all one country (kind of).

To be honest I am so used to them I dont find it weird. You see them from far away which is a good thing. Also the police in London are pretty tough, so I associate the jacket with people you wouldnt mess with....so I guess my association is a little different.
i liked seeing them...high-vis, makes them approachable and a little intimidating at the same time.

i was only harassed once in the UK for street photography by a ned in Glasgow who was barely in the shot and told me "get a fookin life ya fookin voyeur."

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great pics, thanks. interesting to see the NE mine workers down there.



i liked seeing them...high-vis, makes them approachable and a little intimidating at the same time.

i was only harassed once in the UK for street photography by a ned in Glasgow who was barely in the shot and told me "get a fookin life ya fookin voyeur."

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good to see neds have a better vocabulary than their ilk in England
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good to see neds have a better vocabulary than their ilk in England
found it, here's the photo

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good photo Lsyd..Glaswegians are an aggresive bunch but very funny..they have a uniquely dark sense of humour.
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