Thanks for clarifications cyrus. The only way one can establish that photography is not "communicative" is by explicit admission from the photographer. So if this issue is a real concern to you, maybe you should contact the folks who put out the "photo rights handouts" so they would teach photographers never to say so.
UNCLE. After reading post 135 I'll concede and (although maybe not being 100% truthfull) say that I got it. This mental masturbation is making my right hand tired. Good night chaps.
Porat didn't change anything. And by the way, they cannot stop you from photographing. You just don't get that. They have to stop you for something else. GET THAT? Why because you are not breaking any law by photographing in public.
Take it or leave it.
This is EXACTLY what I have been saying, and why you have not understood that is beyond me. Photography is not illegal. So no one can make me stop photographing purely because I a photographing. They would have to bring in some other factor where I am breaking a law where they can make me leave, which will have same effect.
No one can arrest me for photographing.