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As one of the commentators on this story asks, what business is it of the police, or CCTV operators, to stop or film a member of the public who is not breaking any laws nor giving grounds for suspicion that he is about to do so?
Furthermore, what right does the Council have to describe the man's activity on its public newsletter?
Behind the humour of the incident there is a telling illustration about the increasing intrusion and interference of the state in the lives of its citizens.
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