One arrest as thousands join ‘March for Democracy’

NZ Herald Nov 21, 2009 

Between 4000 and 5000 people marched through central Auckland this afternoon, urging the Government to act on referenda. One person was arrested for being drunk and disorderly and attempting to leap onto the makeshift stage erected across from the Auckland Town Hall. The crowd made its way from Fort St to the Town Hall, chanting “John Key, listen to me”. The march was billed as a “family event”, with people encouraged to bring their children and many pushing strollers down Queen St.

Shane Haylock, 47, marched with one of his daughters and said the Government was not paying attention to the voice of the people. He said holding a referendum and “completely ignoring” the results was a waste of money and time. Fellow protester Ross, in his 60s, said the Government’s dismissal of so many people’s opinions displayed “sheer arrogance”. “It’s there to govern, but also to listen.”Protesters also waved placards aimed at the Prime Minister, some reading “JK listen to me” and “JFK, John Fuhrer Key”.

Protesters March on City Herald on Sunday 22 Nov 09

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