Anti-government protest at Auckland Domain met with rival group

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CHRIS SKELTON

Freedom & Rights Coalition protestation successful Christchurch

A protestation organised by the Freedom and Rights Coalition astatine the Auckland Domain connected Saturday has been met by a rival “counter hate” group.

The protestation has resulted successful the cancellation of respective children’s shot games astatine the domain. Police person besides warned roadworthy users to hole for postulation disruption.

The Freedom and Rights Coalition, led by Brian Tamaki’s Destiny Church, says it is holding a ‘Kiwi Patriots Day and March’ and farmers market, which was planned to commencement astatine 11am.

A antheral who identified himself arsenic a information defender said the volition was to march past Auckland City Hospital and onto SH1 via Gillies Ave.

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He said helium hoped much protestors would get contempt it being “a acold morning”.

The Freedom and Rights Coalition is protesting the authorities  astatine  the Auckland Domain.

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The Freedom and Rights Coalition is protesting the authorities astatine the Auckland Domain.

It comes 2 weeks aft the radical led a protestation on a conception of the Southern Motorway betwixt Mt Eden and Newmarket.

This week the protestation volition contend with a counter-protest dubbed ‘FARC disconnected Brian’ – a play connected the Freedom and Rights Coalition acronym – organised by Mark Graham successful objection of Tamaki’s “message of exclusion and hate”.

A counter-protest “against hate” is besides  astatine  the domain.

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A counter-protest “against hate” is besides astatine the domain.

As of 11am, struggle betwixt the 2 protests had progressive a contention implicit the measurement of euphony with some John Farnham and Sister Sledge echoing connected the Auckland depository grounds.

Counter-protest attendees were asked to protestation successful a fun, peaceful and non-violent mode and deterioration pinkish oregon agleam colours.

“We volition not beryllium looking to forestall anyone walking connected to the motorway - that isn't our job. We are not looking for a confrontation, but to amusement that a divers and inclusive assemblage has a affirmative connection for New Zealand,” Graham posted to the Facebook event.

Auckland Council manager of lawsuit and assemblage services Claudia Wyss wrote to the Freedom and Rights Coalition connected Tuesday to pass the radical its lawsuit and farmers marketplace whitethorn beryllium successful breach of a bylaw prohibiting events and trading successful a council-controlled nationalist spot without a permit.

The organiser of the counter-protest asked attendees to deterioration  agleam  colours and beryllium  peaceful.

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The organiser of the counter-protest asked attendees to deterioration agleam colours and beryllium peaceful.

Wyss besides warned that the radical would beryllium liable for immoderate harm to assembly spot during the lawsuit and asked that they “honour the value of those who person served our nation” by not occupying the Cenotaph and Court of Honour successful beforehand of the Auckland War Museum.

Additionally, it was important protesters not interfere fig of sports groups utilizing the domain connected Saturday.

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