Just the same in the UK at the moment with getting hassled by police and private security. We took a trip to do a night shoot of the local steelworks in south wales, Stood on a public road not causing any obstruction shooting images on a 5x4 during the night. Up comes the security from the site gives us the no photography as its a class one protected site and is illegal to photograph,and starts telling us he will have to delete our shots and giving it the terrorism laws.
Its become a farce in the UK the rights as a photographer have become so eroded after they bought in all the anti terror laws its making industrial photography impossible