Citizen Drones: Leveling the Surveillance Playing Field

November 19th, 2011 | Posted by paul in Uncategorized

With the Occupy movement in full swing, and the increasing surveillance and use of violent suppression by the state, this might shed light where it’s most needed:

YouTube user latajacakamera (“flying camera” in Polish) shot this jaw-dropping aerial footage with a remote control helicopter during Independence Day riots in Poland on November 11, in which anti-fascist groups clashed with nationalists and police. The camera effortlessly glides over lines of riot police to hover high above the tear gas and chaos for a unique perspective.

This incredible shot flies over riot police as they mobilize in formation:

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