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Police say they still have permission to use stop and search powers, despite a European ruling that they are in breach of the Human Rights Act.
Since the Home Office has pledged to appeal the decision, the Metropolitan Police says its authorisation "remains in force in specified locations across London".
Police powers to randomly stop and search citizens have been declared illegal by the European Court of Human Rights.
Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 enables individuals to be searched "without reasonable suspicion". But the court declared yesterday that this carried "a clear risk of arbitrariness" and was not in accordance with the Human Rights Act.
How many photographers does it take to change a terror law?
While crowds of up to 80 people didn't stray much further than Reuters Plaza, a broad spectrum of snappers turned up in Canary Wharf on Saturday to challenge "draconian" restrictions on photos.
Angry snappers are expected to descend on Canary Wharf as part of a nationwide protest over "draconian" restrictions on photography.
Professionals and amateurs will gather in Reuters Plaza at 3pm on September 12 to demonstrate against the checks imposed by anti-terrorism legislation and private security.