By John Millington
JOURNALISTS covering a protest by the GMB trade union at the Churchill Shopping Centre in Brighton were evicted by security guards today.
A man claiming to be the “Security Manager” who refused to offer ID, followed journalists Tim Lezzard and John Millington through the Mall to inform them that they were being “evicted” despite the fact they were near the exit of the store.
Despite producing police-recognised National Union of Journalist press cards, the security manager was “not prepared” to discuss the matter and threatened to call the police.
Previously camera crews had been asked to stop filming a protest by the GMB union outside Next over poverty pay.
When asked for written authority in being able to insist on no cameras in the centre, security guard named only as “Andy” said: “It’s private property.”
*The Dreadnaught will be writing to Churchill Square for an explanation of today’s events.
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