Berlin has seen a rise in the use of police surveillance video, Closed Circuit TV (CCTV). And Berlin being Berlin, not everyone is happy about this, thinking it an invasion of privacy. One response has been the game of “Camover,” in which teams of young activists compete for points by creatively trashing surveillance cameras. The team with the most points by February 19th wins. That’s when the Europäischer Polizeikongress (European Police Congress) meets in Berlin.


“Camover, The Anti-CCTV Protest Game To Take Down Surveillance Cameras,” Julie Farrar, Worldcrunch

“Game to destroy CCTV cameras: vandalism or valid protest?” Oliver Stallwood, The Guardian

“German Activists Punch Out Big Brother’s Eyes,” Kim Zetter, Wired


“Guerrilla surveillance camera destruction hits the U.S.,” Natasha Lennard, Salon


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