If you think that photographer harassment by private companies only happens in Silver Spring, think again.
Bill Adler was harassed yesterday when photographing a building in Chinatown. As Bill tells it:
[W]hen I stopped to take a photograph of a building on 7th Street, NW between Eye and K Streets. Two security guards emerged and one asked me what I was doing. I responded that I was taking photographs. The dialog then went this way:
Guard: “You can’t take photographs of this building.”
Me: “Yes, I can. There’s no law against it.”
Guard: “This is a Federal building and no photography is allowed.”
Better yet, Bill went back to the building with the now-famous Chip Py and took more photographs.
Now that’s the way to stand up to The Man.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs