Police stop people for covering their faces from facial recognition camera then fine man £90 after he protested
Metropolitan Police had said people declining to be scanned would ‘not necessarily be viewed as suspicious’
The force had put out a statement saying “anyone who declines to be scanned will not necessarily be viewed as suspicious”. However, witnesses said several people were stopped after covering their faces or pulling up hoods.
Campaign group Big Brother Watch said one man had seen placards warning members of the public that automatic facial recognition cameras were filming them from a parked police van.
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