Some photos from outside ULU before the Disarm DSEi public meeting. As expected the FIT team were out in force taking photos and intimidating people. This time though a group of about ten were there to stop them taking photos.
The FIT Team, the part of the Metropolitan police who spy on activists, arrived about 30 minutes before the meeting was due to start. This time though, as well as being faced with the June rain, they came face to face with two large banners and a few smaller ones making it impossible to take photos of people attending the meeting. The stand off was fairly good natured. The police seemed a bit annoyed at not being able to take photos unhindered, and even more annoyed that people were filming and photographing them for a change. But they didn't arrest anyone like they did last time Disarm DSEi had a public meeting. Nor did they try to push people around though they did play a bit of a game trying to run around the banner. Hopefully these sort of actions will become a regular event outside meetings and on demonstrations.
More information on what happened in the Disarm DSEi meeting, and outside as well is, at: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2007/07/374813.html