Auckland Peace Action chain shut the gates to a SAS base in south Auckland

Auckland Peace Action members outside the south Auckland SAS base.
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Auckland Peace Action members outside the south Auckland SAS base.

Protesters have packed up after chaining shut the gates to the SAS base in south Auckland last Tuesday.

The group from Auckland Peace Action staged the action at the site in Papakura "in order to prevent NZ troops from killing more innocent civilians". 

Spokesperson Virginia Lambert said it wanted justice for those killed in Afghanistan and for a withdrawal of kiwi troops. 

The symbolic act saw the front gates chained shut.
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The symbolic act saw the front gates chained shut.

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Six shrouded mannequins were laid in front of the gate, symbolising those killed in the villages of Naik and Khak Khuday Dad, Lambert said.

Last week, Prime Minister Bill English ruled out an inquiry into allegations made in Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson's book Hit and Run over a SAS raid in Afghanistan in 2010.

"It is essential that we have an independent inquiry. But an inquiry is not enough. New Zealand troops must be withdrawn immediately from Afghanistan," Lambert said.

A spokesperson for the NZ Defence Force said the protest was a police matter. 

Police said they monitored the protests and no arrests were made. 

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