Early this morning there were simultaneous raids across the North Island, in Auckland, Whakatane, Wellington, Ruatoki, and Hamilton. Later in the morning, Police came to at least four houses in Christchurch. Around a dozen people have been arrested so far, and reports are that up to 60 are being sought for questioning.
The raids were under the Suppression Of Terrorism Act and the Firearms Act. They have been targeted at people involved in the Tino Rangatiratanga, Peace and Environmental movements.
This is a full on criminalisation of dissent, it is deplorable and a disgusting attack on Tino Rangatiratanga, Environmental & Peace activists, This is a very convenient way for the police to arrest every activist in the country, and smear them with terrorism, in the style of a cointelpro programme.
Come and demonstrate your solidarity with our brother & sister activists in Aotearoa, and show your disgust at state repression and the criminalisation of dissent.
Consulate-General of New Zealand
Suite 2, North Level 3 350 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3001
11am Tuesday the 16th of October
Tautoko atu a wairua, a hinengaro, a tinana hoki
Ka Whawhai tonu matou ake ake ake !!!!!