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Thursday, September 22, 2005

How to get arrested on the London Underground

Front page of today's GuardianReuters journalist arrested for carrying rucksack and using a laptop

You all know how I feel about Freedom bags and transparent rucksacks and I'm sure that they wouldn't have stopped this particular situation, but Ian has just sent me a link to an article on the front page of today's Guardian (see highlighted section on the left) where a French Reuter's journalist was arrested and handcuffed for suspicious behaviour and being a public nuisance.

Horrifying and fascinating read, specially after my stupid incident with the police while I was taking pictures of them weeks ago.

This is just such a shocking story and I'm glad it's made the front page of The Guardian and hope it gets a lot wider coverage. The guy in question looks white and so there were no ethnic issues here, but he had a French accent so therefore must be automatically suspicious!!!!

Comments most welcome.

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