A direct approach to the problem of surveillance cameras: smashing them.

August 19, 2013   

A group of German anarchists have inspired other radicals to take a direct action approach to surveillance cameras: smash them.
As Salon’s Natasha Lennard notes, the practice has now migrated to the U.S. It’s a brash approach to the surveillance state.
“We’re a diverse group of people: Shoplifters eluding capitalism who don’t want to be monitored, passengers who don’t want to followed step by step and anarchists fighting everything that wants to control us,” someone from Camover told Vice in an interview.“The state needs the power of surveillance so that we all feel that ‘He’ is there and knows what you’re doing. We’re fighting for the freedom to live independently, so let’s start by smashing some cameras!”
It started in Berlin. German anarchists took to the streets at night in groups or alone, and went around smashing and dismantling surveillance cameras on the street. They then posted video evidence of their actions online, and called what they were doing Camover, as Vice magazine first reported. The group of anti-surveillance radicals are also encouraging others to follow their example.
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3 Responses to “A direct approach to the problem of surveillance cameras: smashing them.”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Vice Magazine used to be such a breath of fresh air.

    Now Murdoch owns a large share.


  2. Anonymous says:

    Hope it catches on, there is hope in youth.

  3. It’s great that We’ve got the complex camera systems with multiple camera choices so you can track a big place with one security system. It does the function of numerous surveillance with just multiple cameras which are integrated in just one surveillance system…..More Info

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