Greens MP calls for inquiry into botched NSW police operation against Blockade Australia

Sue Higginson says ‘even inconvenient’ protesting is important for democracy and labels police response ‘extreme’

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A New South Wales MP has said she will push for the release of internal briefing documents relating to a botched police operation targeting environmental protesters, saying the force used by officers was “extreme”.

Sue Higginson, a Greens upper house MP, said it was clear something had gone seriously wrong during a police operation on Sunday targeting Blockade Australia protesters in the Colo Valley, in Sydney’s north-west.

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