Story: Public protest

Bastion Point police cordon

Bastion Point police cordon

Police encircle protesters at Bastion Point, Auckland, before moving in to arrest them in May 1978. The protesters’ buildings were then demolished, leaving behind little evidence of the 507-day occupation of the area by Ngāti Whātua and their supporters.

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Reference: 26 May 1978

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Ben Schrader, 'Public protest - Sit-ins and occupations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jul 2015