And we are back for yet another action!
We’ll meet at the Wellington Statue (East end of Princes Street) on Saturday, May 28 at 2pm. Then we’ll disperse and later reconvene at our target, so try to be a bit inconspicuous (i.e. no large obvious placards).
We’d also like to point out that it is perfectly legal to film in public places (the police did not seem to know this at our last protest):
Members of the public and the media do not need a permit to film or photograph in public places and police have no power to stop them filming or photographing incidents or police personnel.
It would ordinarily be unlawful to use section 58A to arrest people photographing police officers in the course of normal policing activities, including protests because there would not normally be grounds for suspecting that the photographs were being taken to provide assistance to a terrorist. An arrest would only be lawful if an arresting officer had a reasonable suspicion that the photographs were being taken in order to provide practical assistance to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.