The Terrorist at the End of This Book

I saw all these people in black and this man had a dog and it was right behind me and I just saw all these lights and these guns and it was really scary. All of us had to get down on our knees and put our hands over our heads. A man asked for my name, if I know anything about terrorist things or if I’ve been in trouble with the police. I just started crying and crying. My Nan tried to come over to me and ask me if I was okay. And then the policeman behind us said, “Shut up, don’t talk to her”, and walked closer towards me and pointed the gun down at my head.

October 15, 2007
Patricia Lambert, 12 years old
Operation 8: Deep in the Forest
Aotearoa / New Zealand