"I will wave my middle finger at every CCTV camera I walk past but only if 30 other central Londoners will do the same, every day."
— Tom Morris, philosophy student and London commuter
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Country: United Kingdom
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When at a central London train station recently, I counted that getting off the train, crossing the station, buying myself a newspaper and getting on to the Tube exposed me to being recorded by at least one hundred CCTV cameras. Being rather camera-shy (and concerned about civil liberties and 1984-ism), this concerned me somewhat. My whole day exposes me to somewhere along the lines of 500 CCTV cameras.
And so I propose that we make a silent and non-violent protest by Fingering The Cameras. If one is of the slightly less non-violent persuasion, one can do this simply by holding your middle finger up and pointing it straight at the camera. If one is aversed to gesticular swearing, one can also do something like hold a piece of paper, newspaper or plastic bag up towards the CCTV cameras - perhaps with some anti-CCTV slogan or logo or reference to Orwellianism etc. Let your imagination fly on that.
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