Kiwi actress Anna Paquin has slammed paparazzi photographers for taking photos of her children without her permission.

The True Blood star fired up on Twitter after photos were taken of her and husband Stephen Moyer's three-year-old twins were taken at a July 4 Independence Day parade on Monday.

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In a lenghty series of posts, she urged fans not to view or share the photos and said photographers had "violated my kids' privacy".

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"I'd also like 2 thank the pap/paps who celebrated independence by exercising their 1st amendment right to violate my kids privacy @ a parade," she wrote.

She followed that up with: "My dear and loyal twitter followers, if you see pics my kids please don't post/tweet/give any oxygen to the creeps that take them."

"2 b completely clear I'm aware as an actress I have no right to privacy, even on my own property but leave my kids out of it. nuff said."

See how it played out below:

Paquin's latest show Roots deals with slavery in the US. She and Moyer have been married since 2010.