Waihopai spy protest

18:51, Jul 21 2013
Protest
Protestors confront police
Protestors
Protesters gather near the Waihopai spy base
Protestor
Police escort a protestor away from the Waihopai Spy Base.
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Waihopai spy base protest
Waihopai spy base protest
Waihopai spy base protest
Waihopai spy base protest
Waihopai spy base protest
Waihopai spy base protest
Waihopai spy base protest
Waihopai spy base protest
Waihopai spy base protest
Waihopai spy base protest
Waihopai spy base protest
Murray Horton
Anti bases campaign leader Murray Horton, left, and Green Party MP Steffan Browning.
 Adrian Leason
Ploughshares group protestor Adrian Leason, left, holds a picture which inspired him to damage a dome at the base in 2008.

A protest will be held outside the Waihopai spy base on Sunday, Green list MP Steffan Browning says.

It will precede a nationwide protest to be held the day before the controversial GCSB bill returns to Parliament.

The bill aims to change the law to enable the Government Communications Security Bureau to legally spy on New Zealanders and pass information on to international allies.

Mr Browning said now that the Government's arguments that the GCSB only spied on foreigners had been proved to be false, all New Zealanders should be concerned about their privacy being breached.

"Marlburians have been relaxed about the base's presence in the region, but events have shown we are not safe from it," Mr Browning said.

The protest will be at the base, Waihopai Valley Rd, at 2pm on Sunday, July 28.

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