CHRISTCHURCH PROTEST AGAINST THE SEARCH AND SURVEILLANCE BILL

Saturday, 24 April 2010

1.00pm – 3.00pm

Cathedral Square

The Search and Surveillance Bill, currently being debated by Parliament, is a massive threat to civil liberties in New Zealand. It grants the Police and other state agencies vast new powers to monitor, search and detain individuals for minor and nonexistent infringements.

The Bill effectively removes the right to silence by allowing the Police to force people to answer questions and produce evidence using provisions known as examination orders and production orders. It also allows for warrant less searches in some circumstances and for video surveillance devices to be installed in private homes, using only the same burden of evidence currently required by the courts for granting Police a warrant for a one off search.

Saturday 24 April is a national day of protest action against the Bill. Join the protest! Bring banners, noise making instruments and your hatred for the state.

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