Occupy Sydney claim police harassment

The Occupy Sydney movement claims that the NSW Police force are harassing activists with regular raids on their Martin Place base and numerous arrests for trivial matters.

The group says Police visit their site up to three times a day, confiscate property and try to charge people with minor offences.

In the latest incident six occupy activists were arrested following a protest outside the Greek embassy on Wednesday.

Four of them were held for 10 to 12 hours each, then released without charge.

Occupy Sydney spokesperson Wenny Theresia believes the Police actions are infringing upon the right to peacefully protest – a claim the Police deny.

She spoke with Radio 2SER – audio and text here:

http://2ser.podomatic.com/entry/index/2012-02-18T01_58_08-08_00

 

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