Tweets Can Work!

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Yesterday, nearly 60,000 people demonstrated outside the Tory Party Conference, yet this wasn’t covered at all in the mainstream media.

Here is a list of the tweets that made the BBC do a tiny bit of coverage:

norman smith @BBCNormanS

Unfortunately security at #cpc13 won’t allow us to film #nhs299 demo outside conference centre #magnacarta #gloriousrevolution

Joshua @joshuwahwah 10h

@BBCNormanS What do you mean? It’s a public place. Start filming, they can only stop you under Terrorism Act. #story Details Sara Firth @SaraFirth_RT 10h

@BBCNormanS Does the BBC will have other cameras and a reporter covering the demo though? Details Rosie R. @yorkierosie 9h

@BBCNormanS @Puffles2010 Then adhere to BBC Charter and inform/educate viewers by *joining* march and speaking to protesters! #NHS299 #BBC Details Paul Lewis @paullewismoney

“@BBCNormanS: Unfortunately security at #cpc13 won’t allow us to film #nhs299 demo outside conference centre” What! it’s on a public road! Details Jill Segger @quakerpen

@BBCNormanS It’s a public place. Just do it. Details Martin Shapland @MShapland

@BBCNormanS Film it, let them arrest you, run story on that Details Rhidian Williams @rhidian33

@yorkierosie @DrinkyMcEyeball @BBCNormanS @Puffles2010 Can the BBC report that are not allowed to report? Details Rosie R. @yorkierosie

@rhidian33 @DrinkyMcEyeball @BBCNormanS @Puffles2010 When did BBC News *ever* report properly on the NHS ‘reforms’? 3 years’ suppression! Details Paul Lewis @paullewismoney

“@BBCNormanS: Unfortunately security at #cpc13 won’t allow us to film #nhs299 demo outside conference centre” Arkell vs Pressdram time? Details Rosie R. @yorkierosie

@BBCNormanS BBC had film of protester Stuart Holmes’ contretemps with Dale on a loop – get out there and report on 50 000 marchers! #NHS999 Details Cllr Paul Bull @CllrPaul4Cowick

.@BBCNormanS Does @BBCNews only have one camera crew in #Manchester at the moment, and that one is contained within #cpc13 security cordon Details Nick Hall @NickXHall

@CllrPaul4Cowick @BBCNormanS yeah I too want to know under what power Tory security are imprisoning BBC News team! Details Pam Smith @revpamsmith

@BBCNormanS Sorry but how can that possibly be the case? #NHS299 #censorship Details Peter Kenyon @PeterKenyon

@BBCNormanS Security! Don’t you mean the #cpc13 thought police. Save our NHS #NHS299 Details Steve Holmes @SteveRHolmes

Last RT from @BBCNormanS raises qq: what right does any private security firm have to prevent news reporting? Why are BBC acquiescing? Details Labour’s Health Team @LabourHealth

“@BBCNormanS: Unfortunately security at #cpc13 won’t allow us to film #nhs299 demo outside conference centre” > Scandalous. Details Cllr Paul Bull @CllrPaul4Cowick

@NickXHall #FreeTheBBCNewsTeam? @BBCNormanS and camera team held behind wire mesh at #cpc13 Details neBhasikoro @neBhasikoro

“@BBCNormanS: Unfortunately security at #cpc13 won’t allow us to film #nhs299 demo outside conference centre – & u couldn’t predict / avoid? Details Claire OT @claireOT

@BBCNormanS I really hope you will use my licence fee, and that of the thousands of us who can’t be there, to report it anyway/face arrest Details Kirstin @haykirstin

@neBhasikoro @BBCNormanS is that even legal? Surely it’s a public space? Details Gabriel Scally @GabrielScally

@BBCNormanS How unsporting of them. Do you think there might perhaps be a story in the fact that you are prevented from filming? Details Greg Sheldon @CllrGregSheldon

. @BBCNormanS #cpc13 #nhs299 if security will not let you film what you want to, film #NOTHING no freedom no coverage. Details anonymous @AnonQC

@BBCNormanS do it faggot Details Cllr Paul Bull @CllrPaul4Cowick

.@paullewismoney Perhaps @BBCNews has only one cameraman in #Manchester at the moment? #NHS229 at #cpc13 Details Jamie Kelsey-Fry @JamieKelseyFry

“@BBCNormanS: Unfortunately security at #cpc13 won’t allow us to film #nhs299 demo outside conference centre” Never forget this betrayal Details Tim McNulty @Tim_McNulty

@BBCNormanS @BBC_HaveYourSay Any chance that this suppression of journalistic freedoms might actually be reported on the BBC News? Details Strictly Ern Malley @loveandgarbage

@BBCNormanS on what basis did security refuse to allow you filming? And what would have happened if you’d gone outside and tried to return? Details Krishnan Guru-Murthy @krishgm

@BBCNormanS how did they stop you? Details Dan Oliver @danoliver

@BBCNormanS What’s the point in filming if they never get shown? BBC’s lack of NHS coverage in last two years has been shameful. Details Alun Davies @AlunDaviesAM

@BBCNormanS How on earth can a private security firm possibly stop you filming a public event in a public place? Details Peter Kirkham @Peter_Kirkham

.@BBCNormanS If you are in a public place they can’t stop you! (Even if you’re filming “in” to a privately owned place). Details Titia Ketelaar @titia_k

Huh? BBC bij Tory-congres: RT @BBCNormanS: Unfortunately security at #cpc13 won’t allow us to film #nhs299 demo outside conference centre Details neBhasikoro @neBhasikoro

“@haykirstin: @neBhasikoro @BBCNormanS is that even legal? Surely it’s a public space?” March no secret. Why did @BBCNews not hv extra crew? Details space™ hijackers™ @spacehijackers

@BBCNormanS they have no right to tell you that…or to stop you filming. Details Hilly @HillyFoz

.@typejunky @BBCNormanS Who are the security firm? G4S by any chance? Details Dr Anne Brunton @CriminologyUK

“@NickXHall: @CllrPaul4Cowick @BBCNormanS yeah I too want to know under what power Tory security are imprisoning BBC News team!” @BBCNews

See what Andy Burnham had to say on BBC’s coverage: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/manchester-anti-cuts-march-shadow-health-6116

Complain to the BBC here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/complain-online/%0A

About farmerg13

22, Media Production Graduate (Sunderland Uni) from Hebburn, South Tyneside. North East Peoples Assembly and Coalition of Resistance Media & Communications Officer. Active in Hebburn South Labour Party. Admin of this blog, opinionated is putting it mildly. NUFC fan. Follow me @farmerg13
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