Tuesday, November 05 2013 @ 02:58 AM CST
Contributed by: Collin Sick
Just after midnight, Neil Roberts painted a quote on the wall of a toilet block: “We have maintained a silence closely resembling stupidity.” He also painted an anarchist symbol and the words “peace thinking”. Roberts then walked towards the Computer Centre that stored criminal and justice information for use by New Zealand law enforcement agencies. One of two security guards inside the foyer of the centre saw him coming and reached for the intercom. He saw Roberts bend down as if to tie his shoes. It was 12.35am. A deafening roar and a flash followed as six sticks of gelignite in a red hold-all Roberts was carrying exploded. The security guards were blown off their feet but uninjured. The entrance foyer was wrecked.