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Police regroup to confront a large body of anti-Tour protestors that have recoiled away from police baton charges up Marlborough St. This group reforms further up Onslow Rd towards Dominion Rd and resists police force with force

John MercerSeptember 12, 1981

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira
Auckland, New Zealand

Black and white photograph of a crowd of riot police officers walking down Marlborough Street. The police officers are wearing protective helmets with visors and holding batons.

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  • Title: Police regroup to confront a large body of anti-Tour protestors that have recoiled away from police baton charges up Marlborough St. This group reforms further up Onslow Rd towards Dominion Rd and resists police force with force
  • Creator: John Mercer
  • Creator Lifespan: b. 1949
  • Creator Nationality: New Zealander
  • Creator Birth Place: New Plymouth, New Zealand
  • Date Created: September 12, 1981
  • Location: Mount Eden (Auckland, N.Z.)
  • Physical Dimensions: 35 mm frame
  • Subject Keywords: Springbok Tour (1981 : New Zealand), Anti-apartheid movements--New Zealand, Rugby football - Political aspects, Mount Eden (Auckland, N.Z.), Rugby football--Political aspects--New Zealand
  • Type: Negative
  • Rights: All rights reserved
  • External Link: Auckland Museum: Collections Online
  • Support: Polyester
  • Wikipedia: Auckland Museum on Wikipedia
  • Process: Gelatin silver
  • Notes: Following after the Red Squad charge I arrive at the intersection of Marlborough St and Onslow Rd where police are regrouping to confront a large body of protesters that had recoiled away from police baton charges up Marlborough St and were reforming further up Onslow Rd towards Dominion Rd despite police efforts to clear them from the area. Many protesters were angry and worried about their friends’ condition as they had been batoned, had seen friends and people knocked down bruised and bleeding during the police flying wedge and after. So they resist police force with force. Onslow Rd is becoming a battlefield.

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