I have lunch in Covent Garden today so therefore decided to see how bad the demo in Parliament Square was in order to plan route around it. Called up the BBC Traffic webcam (not accessible as “in use”) and then searched for other web-views and cam station. Both of the Parliament Square webcams were blank for “operational reasons”. It would be interesting in the event of an “incident” there what the police would say about the availability of CCTV footage and it prompts the question as to whether the reason there was no CCTV footage available of the incident at the G20 protest was because the police had control of the cameras.
Monday, April 20, 2009
What's The Point of CCTV If It Doesn't Work?
The Tamils are protesting again in Parliament Square this morning. When I walked past at around 9.45 they were surging out of their contained area and the Police were having trouble controlling them. It all seemed fairly good natured though, which is more can be said for the mood of the cars and buses which were caught up in it all (again). A colleague of mine has a meeting in Covent Garden at 1, so thought he would use a bit of ingenuity to find out the latest state of play...