The only disruption to the dignified process of laying the flowers, cuddly toys and the such like was the arrival of some twat who decided he was going to shove his camera in the face of the assembled press photographers, journalists and even the ENG teams. When it was politely enquired as what he was doing he replied “same as you, but i am photographing arseholes” I don’t have a problem with being photographed in a public place, and neither do my professional colleagues, we can’t really object to others doing what we do, and which is entirely legal. Buy what is the motivation to stick a DSLR in the faces of the press? We do it to celebrities & people in the news because we get paid to, it is our job (but with the exception of a few bad paparazzi, we don’t do it from 7 inches away with a 14mm lens.
The photos will no doubt end up on some amateur snapper sight with loads of sycophantic twats saying well done for sticking it to them. If you know him feel free to invite over here, I’d love to know what he thinks he was acheiving