BREAKING NEWS: NUJ members evicted from Brighton shopping centre

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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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One thought on “BREAKING NEWS: NUJ members evicted from Brighton shopping centre

    Stuart Holmes said:
    September 17, 2012 at 10:37 am

    “Private Property.”
    Human Rights law is the law of the land not some parts of the land, all of the land, including private property! You can’t break the law on private property!

    Article 10 ECHR states that: Everybody has the right to freedom of expression this right includes the right to hold opinions and to receive and impart ideas and information without the interference of public authority and regardless of frontiers.”

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