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Posted by karere under Blogs
We were raided at Parnell in Auckland on Monday October 15th 2007, exactly six years ago. It was part of the NZ Police’s Operation 8 “terrorist” raids at Ruatoki and elsewhere. There were raids on approximately 60 houses and premises around the country.
You can read about fifteen of those raids in a book edited by Valerie Morse, one of those raided, arrested and imprisoned (“The day the raids came: Stories of survival and resistance to the state terror raids”, Rebel Press, 2010). It includes the stories of the four known in the media as the “Urewera Four” who the only ones who eventually went to trial in 2012.
Like many other raids all over the motu you didn’t read about this one in Parnell or see it on the TV. There was a good reason you didn’t see this one on TV. We took the police straight into the High Court, stopped the raid, and got a suppression order to prevent any publicity.[here]