When police carried out a routine stop-and-search of her boyfriend on the London Underground, Gemma Atkinson filmed the incident. She was detained, handcuffed and threatened with arrest. She launched a legal battle, which ended with the police settling the case in 2010. With the money from the settlement she funded the production of this animated film, which she says shows how her story and highlights police misuse of counterterrorism powers to restrict photography
If you live in the UK and are an advocate for the authorities using their power as delegated - and not abusing it - watch this 7 minute video to learn how one women challenged police authority and won … and then lost. Spread like wildfire, my pretties!
Text: the Guardian