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Man held as terrorist for allegedly taking pictures of a man hole cover!

BoingBoing has featured a worrying report about a Manchester man arrested using anti-terrorist powers for supposedly taking pictures of a man-hole cover!

The police didn’t find any photos, but was held for two days on suspicion of planning an act of terror! He was released but his DNA is still held on file, as the biometric of someone who had been accused of plotting a terrorist act.

So much for having nothing to fear from surveillance and control laws?

The following is a television report from the local Channel-M station in Manchester