Deep sea oil protesters crowd iconic beach

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November 23rd more than 1,000 people turned up at one of Auckland’s famous west coast beaches to protest against deep sea oil drilling in New Zealand waters today.

Protesters turned up in their droves, waving and carrying banners, to show their support for the Oil Free Seas flotilla, which is protesting where oil giant Anadarko intends to begin drilling off the coast of Raglan.

Popular beach, Piha, hosted the main event, with speeches and a haka, which saw over 1,000 people attend. Around 400 people joined the protest at Muriwai, 500 at Bethells Beach, and almost 750 at Raglan.

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