Photography was not banned at yesterdayu2019s Olympic protest in London, the Metropolitan Police has said, though media footage appears to show an officer clashing with a photographer.

Photography was not banned at yesterday?s Olympic protest in London, the Metropolitan Police has said, though media footage appears to show an officer clashing with a photographer.

In the video clip the officer appears to prevent a photographer – who is standing behind a barrier in a public area – from taking pictures.

Though, from the footage published, it is not clear of the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.

A spokesman for the force told Amateur Photographer magazine that it had not yet received any official complaints from photographers or TV camera operators about police treatment.

However, the spokesman hinted that two photographers have since contacted the Met following the event.

The video footage was published on The Guardian newspaper’s website.

The Met spokesman told us that if anyone feels they were mistreated then they should lodge a formal complaint.

Yesterday, ITV News reported that one of its cameramen was knocked to the ground during the protest.

The Met has denied claims they were heavy-handed in its treatment of protesters.

?We put a plan in place that we thought was appropriate,? the spokesman told us.

Police reportedly arrested 37 people following the troubles which broke out as the Olympic torch made its way through the streets of the capital.

To watch the video visit:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/apr/07/olympicgames2008.china3