Ongoing Surveillance of Activists in Auckland

The past few weeks have seen a rise in protest activity in Auckland, with a corresponding increase in police surveillance and numbers on demonstrations. We believe it is important to be aware of what the police are doing and why. At the march against the Israeli invasion two weeks ago a photographer moved through the crowd taking close-ups of activists. When challenged about why he was taking photos he replied that ‘it was a free country and he could take photos of whoever he wanted.’ Pressed as to why he was taking photos of individuals he replied that “the issue is about the individuals involved”

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