Shopkeepers tell politicians: 'Each day begins with fear'by Eva Corlett
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Brutal daylight attacks have migrant shopworkers wondering who will be targeted next.
Community leaders, police and members of Parliament met at Papatoetoe in Auckland last night to discuss violent robberies and attacks against the predominantly Indian and Chinese shop owners.
Shop owners say people were targeting dairies and liquor stores for cigarettes, cash and alcohol.
Last weekend hundreds marched in South Auckland, calling for more police controls and the reopening of closed police stations.
The retailers want heavy penalties for resellers of stolen goods, the right for shop owners to defend themselves and a larger police presence on the streets.
This article was originally published by RNZ.
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