Photographers' Rights Mobilization * Sunday

Bond St & Third St.

Photography is not a crime, O.K? But you wouldn't know it as the police have been treating it as it is lately, they've stopped someone else recently photographing around the Atlantic Yards. If you want to learn more about how to handle yourself and what your rights are should you be stopped by the police, go to this gathering on Sunday afternoon at 3pm near the Atlantic Yards.

A "photographers' rights free expression mobilization" responding to the harassment of video artist/teacher Katherin McInnis by an MTA police officer last Sunday, February 3rd on public property within the Atlantic Yards footprint. We will discuss photographers' rights and the Atlantic Yards situation, then walk and photograph within the footprint. Depending on circumstances, we may have the opportunity to engage in a respectful information exchange with MTA police and/or
private security personnel. End point: Freddy's Bar and Backroom, 485 Dean Street, corner of Sixth Avenue.

Meet at the Brooklyn Bears Community Garden, Pacific Street and Flatbush Avenue, entrance on Pacific. If there's *heavy* rain or snow, we'll change the meeting place to Freddy's Bar, 485 Dean, corner of
Sixth Avenue.

WHEN: Sunday, February 10th @ 3pm

And speaking of the Atlantic Yards and how it will effect the community, check out this video filmed at Freddy's Bar and the neighborhood that surrounds it.
Freddys Bar from The Brooklyn Ink on Vimeo.

1 comment:

Dave said...

I biked down from Bushwick yesterday for mobilization. No drama, but we did attract the attention of an MTA Police cruiser, one private security detail in an SUV, and one other SUV with tinted windows and surveillance/communications equipment of some kind.

Very interesting to see what 20 or so people walking near a controversial building site can attract.