Wednesday, 1 April 2009

CCTV cameras to be shut off for G20 summit

...reports the Grauniad.

The security operation at this week's G20 summit was thrown into chaos last night when it emerged that the entire network of central London's wireless CCTV cameras will have to be turned off because of a legal ruling.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has ruled that Westminster council's mobile road cameras - a third of the authority's CCTV network - "do not fully meet the resolution standards required" and must be switched off by midnight tomorrow.

The blackout begins on the eve of the summit, when world leaders arrive in the capital and protesters take to the streets.

This wouldn't be because the police are "up for a fight", would it?


Old Bag said...

.or that they are all knobheads.

Old Holborn said...

One dead

And no CCTV