New Zealand activist receives death threats after protest against Western Sahara phosphate imports – freedomsupport

New Zealand activist receives death threats after protest against Western Sahara phosphate imports – freedomsupport
Josie Butler protesting blood phosphate imports illegally exploited by Morocco

A New Zealand activist says she’s been receiving rape and murder threats from Morocco after leading a protest against “blood phosphate” imports.

Josie Butler, who infamously threw a dildo at Steven Joyce at Waitangi in 2016, organised the demonstration at the Port of Lyttelton last month. It was in opposition to a bulk shipment of fertiliser from the disputed territory of Western Sahara.

Morocco invaded Western Sahara in 1975 and has been accused of illegally occupying the area and carrying out human rights abuses against the local Saharawi people.

Since organising the protest, Butler says she’s received rape and murder threats from Morocco, and has provided screenshots of the messages.

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