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Old Mar 2nd 2022, 6:10 am
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Wasn't it great watching the protestors in Wellington getting dealt to by the police today 🤣

I Think it was the most entertaining NZ program I've seen in a long long time
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Thank you for alerting us. I have just been watching some coverage on YouTube videos. The "protesters" look like the sort of anarchists that used to camp outside Greenham Common.

Apparently the protesters can't distinguish between "protesting" and trying to hold the government hostage. Just like in Canada, they appear to be a tiny, tiny percentage of the population.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
. The "protesters" look like the sort of anarchists that used to camp outside Greenham Common.
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I was introduced to art History studies at college by a regular at Greenham Common.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Just like in Canada, they appear to be a tiny, tiny percentage of the population.
Just like nurses.

...oh, hold on...
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Old Mar 2nd 2022, 2:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Justcol
Wasn't it great watching the protestors in Wellington getting dealt to by the police today 🤣

I Think it was the most entertaining NZ program I've seen in a long long time
I'm looking forward to seeing future protests being removed by riot police now we have a precedent.
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Originally Posted by Charismatic
I'm looking forward to seeing future protests being removed by riot police now we have a precedent.
You ever seen another protest like this in NZ.
Don't be a dick and claim all protests are the same when its clear to all they aren't
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Originally Posted by Justcol
You ever seen another protest like this in NZ.
Don't be a dick and claim all protests are the same when its clear to all they aren't
Exactly! Every protest I remember seeing reported in the UK,and most other western democracies, has comprised some sort of march down a major thoroughfare, such as Piccadilly in London, followed by a rally in a central open space, such as Trafalgar Square, where every listens to speeches by protest leaders and perhaps some politicians and/or celebrities, and there is cheering and waving of banners and placards. Then everyone goes home!

Whose bright idea was it to think that they should bring their cars, and pitch tents, and think that they can just hangout for an indefinite period, blocking traffic, inconveniencing other people, and quite frankly, creating a health hazard in the city center. This (also Ottawa, Canada) most certainly was not a run-of-the-mill protest!

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So not cool, on so many levels, especially the blokes on film encouraging women and children to be upfront to 'protect' them from the police. And oh the irony of the Police disrespecting their stuff. LOL

Sadly now some poor folks will have to deal with the aftermath; the shortage of tinfoil and the further spread of COVID to other communities as they head out of their cess pit and back to their villages after spending 22 days yelling at a brick wall and living in a COVID infested rabbit hole.
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Yeah, sure it ended badly, but was also badly managed by the authorities from the start, with gas lighting from the PM. Mallard forbidding MPs to meet with protesters, and turning the sprinklers on.
There were valid arguments against vaccine mandates, you can’t simply prevent protests if we don’t like them.

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They could have been far more disruptive than just an "occupy" type protest. Gluing themselves to streets for example.
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Originally Posted by chocolate cake
There were valid arguments against vaccine mandates, you can’t simply prevent protests if we don’t like them.
Undoubtedly some may have had a valid point but they lost the audience, once they went down the rabbit hole with a rag tag bunch of extremist anti-government, anti-police, anti-anything and everything else conspiracy theorists and started harassing and being obnoxious to innocent folks going about their day.
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