David Fisher reports:
Claims all community roadblocks have a police officer present collapsed less than a day after being made with police headquarters now admitting there was no officer at a roadblock on State Highway 1 where motorists were being refused onward travel.
Police had initially claimed the officer was there but have now admitted he was absent for 70 minutes. …
The next morning, an NZME journalist travelling on State Highway 1 north of Houhora in the Far North encountered a roadblock without a police officer. After presenting paperwork showing media were an essential service, those at the roadblock refused to allow onward travel.
This is disgraceful.
The road blocks are vigilante actions. The Police should have closed them down, not supported them.
As this report shows those running them are stopping New Zealanders from going about their legal work.