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STOP THE SEARCH AND SURVEILLANCE BILL NOW! NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION APRIL 24

STOP THE SEARCH AND SURVEILLANCE BILL NOW! NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION APRIL 24

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!

Wellington Protest March: Saturday April 24, 12:30pm, meet Manners/Cuba Mall intersection

Auckland Protest March: Saturday April 24, 2pm, grassy area opposite the Town Hall, Queen Street.

Christchurch Protest: saturday April 24, 1-3pm, Cathedral Square

New Plymouth: There will be an information stall and leafleting in the centre of town.

Email stopthebillnow@gmail.com if you would like to help.
http://stopthebillnow.blogspot.com Updates will be posted on the Facebook group. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=204950191596

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April 21, 2010 - Posted by | Human rights

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