A photojournalist and filmmaker received £3,500 ($5,280) each in an out-of-court settlement with the London police after the pair were prevented from documenting a protest at the Greek embassy in 2008, The Guardian reported today.

A film of the incident posted on the news organization’s Web site shows police grabbing photojournalist Marc Vallée’s camera and covering the lens of Jason Parkinson’s video camera. The journalists were then forcibly removed from the scene so they could not document the police’s treatment of the protesters, who were demonstrating against a police shooting

The settlement announcement comes on the heels of news from Toronto that a pair of photojournalists were arrested and held for 24 hours as police there rounded up people protesting at the G20 summit.

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