In the 1970's at Bastion Point, New Zealand, there were MÄori protests against forced land alienation by non MÄori New Zealanders. On May 25, 1978, 800 police and the… New Zealand army were used to forcibly remove the occupiers and destroy the temporary buildings including vegetable gardens and a meeting house, which were constructed to accommodate the living during the protest. Two hundred and twenty two protesters were arrested. The occupation and use of force to end it played a part in highlighting injustices against MÄori, and the occupation was a major landmark in the history of MÄori protest. In the 1980s New Zealand Government formally apologized and returned the land to NgÄti WhÄtua with compensation, as part of the Treaty of Waitangi settlement process. .
A documentary supporting the protest by filmmaker Merata Mita was made about the takeover of MÄori land. It is titled "Bastion Point Day 507" and it uses various video footage of the forceful land takeover..
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