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Media notice: Video evidence exposes Broads lies

Media notice: Video evidence exposes Broads lies

From: Justice NOW! Collective

Date: Saturday 20 December 2008

Video evidence collected at demonstrations in Wellington as recently as last week expose Police Commissioner Howard Broad as a bold-faced liar notes Dr. Michael Medved, spokesperson for the Justice NOW! Collective

Howard Broads precise words were that they were not interested in the to-ings and fro-ings of protest groups who might be wanting to stand outside a building and put placards up or do all the sorts of things you associate with lawful protest in a free and democratic society.

Watch this video and see for yourself that Howard Broad is simply not telling the truth. said Dr Medved.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN8kpUoZ30c

A solidarity demonstration outside of the Greek Embassy in Wellington on Friday 12 December was heavily surveilled, videoed and photographed by police staff simply for standing outside the embassy with banners. Everyone at the picket was a target of the police photographer, uniformed police and the diplomatic protection squad. A similar demonstration outside the annual weapons conference in Wellington in October was surveilled by both police and private security firm Thompson and Clark who are working closely with police to target activists. This is the normal behaviour of police, not some exceptional circumstance

The sole purpose of this police surveillance is to gather intelligence on political action and activity. Frankly, it smacks of a police state. The Police Commissioner should resign and the SIG should be disbanded immediately for this grotesque intrusion into legitimate political activity concluded Dr Michael Medved of Justice NOW!

ENDS

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