Legal help for policing injuries
VIDEOGRAPHER and London Freelance Branch member Jason Parkinson was injured following police action at a Greek Embassy demo in December. Guy Smallman reported to the January Branch meeting that Jason had taken legal advice and was back at work after seeing his doctor, and that the union was becoming much better at following up on more frequent incidents of heavy policing of journalists, such as Guy's own recent encounter with a "canine Sussex Police officer."
"Problems like this are on the increase, the Union is dedicating more time to sorting this out, getting redress," says Guy. See www.londonfreelance.org/fl/0701law.html on how to get legal assistance via the NUJ.