Norm Barber's James Price Point 2011 Blockade photographs Gallery 8
(above) Things are hotting up.
(above) Twenty police march down Cape Leveque Road while others remain hidden behind the vehicles. They were wary of the photographers who would exploit any mistakes they made.
(above) Most police were from Perth and from the Tactical Response Group. They could apprehend a resisting protester without causing injury or, with a subtle change of method imperceptive to onlookers, cause the protester to suffer an injury.
(above) Children played games while taking disinterested glances at the circus playing out on the road.
(above) This gentleman didn't appear overjoyed to be photographed, but he maintained the strong discipline of the other police. The absence of Aboriginal Police Aides was noticeable at the Blockade.
(above) There is that dog, again.
(above) Geoff, the ex-Hollywood film animator was everywhere until he collapsed onto the ground. Afterwards you could see him on Male Oval in Broome, in the blazing sun, holding a placard.
(above) The police reduce the dignity of the arrested person as a psychological weapon. Breaking a person's self-image is more effective than the physical act of locking them up. Another is to isolate the prisoner while in custody, which creates a feeling helplessness and being without friends.