Blockade Australia activists say police carrying out surveillance refused to identify themselves

Protesters admit they surrounded car, deflated its tyres and placed tarpaulin over it, but say they thought officers were trespassers

Blockade Australia activists say New South Wales police officers, who were dressed in camouflage and conducting hidden surveillance, refused to identify themselves when they were discovered at a property in Sydney’s north-west.

According to multiple protesters and their lawyer, a member of the group of about 40 activists camping at the remote property saw two people wearing camouflage gear in bushland at the rear of the property about 8.30am on Sunday.

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