from the CounterSpin Media telegram page


Liz Gunn from Free NZ is now safe at home, surrounded by good friends.

Her arrest today at the Auckland Airport has come as a shock to her & the NZ public.

Liz was waiting with Jonathan Clark to film the arrival of their friends’ the Patelesio family from Tokelau.

A jumped up security ‘Karen’ had asked them to stop filming (despite many families filming arrivals) & things escalated so quickly that before the pair knew it, they were being arrested by police.

Liz was man handled by an uber aggressive cop and Jonathan was thrown to the ground when he heard his camera smash.

It was then picked up by the CSM team, who was then threatened with arrest & the camera forcibly removed.

Liz & Jonathan were both civil & polite & said the excessive use of force was a huge surprise.

They were then cuffed and removed from the arrival terminal, where they spoke to police for almost an hour.

One police officer was good. However, the other was described as “a complete psycho” by witnesses.

One cop seemed proud to have had 3 jabs & was looking forward to his fourth because it was free.

Liz is being seen by a doctor after being injured by the police. She was is good spirits when we talked to her but was naturally shaken by the experience.

Onlookers said she was calm & strong, despite the instigation of the jumped up Karen and the bully cop. One policeman brutalised her and twisted her right arm. When Liz said you’re hurting me, he said “good.”

Jonathan told us he has been charged with willful trespass & resisting arrest. He has received a summons to appear at Manukau court on Thursday, March 23, at 9am.

At this stage, the same is likely for Liz but her paperwork was MIA so this is yet to be confirmed. She has been trespassed from the airport for two years.

Whilst the average kiwi at the airport was unware of the gravity of the situation, the pair are both so grateful for the support amongst the wider free thinking NZ public.

Hopefully the two will file a complaint with the IPCA about this behaviour as everyone should do. See this post.