One man was arrested by police at the ASB Classic tennis tournament today as protesters stepped up their campaign against Israeli player Shahar Peer's participation at the tournament.
A group of around 10 people holding anti Israel placards stood in the Auckland Domain, which backs onto the ASB Tennis centre, and with a loud hailer blasted out accusations that Peer, 22, had "blood on her hands" for Israel's occupation of Palestine.
The noise could be heard right across the tennis centre and clearly audible to the 3000 spectators in attendance.
After letting the protest go for 45 minutes police moved in, arresting the man who was holding the loud hailer.
It's about time that the authorities did something about these low-lifes, who seem hell-bent on destroying New Zealand's international reputation.