Date: Saturday, 24 April 2010
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Location: Grassy area opposite Town Hall, Queen Street
Link to proposed legislation: legislation.govt.nz
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. Defend your freedom: Join the protest!
Meet at Saturday April 24th at 2pm opposite the Town Hall on Queen Street. Make sure to tell your friends.