Lots of people… get down to Britomart..
Mind you Britomart is filling up rapidly. They need a few more megaphones by the look of the crowd.
Penny Bright sucks at chants. 😈
Slowly moving off. This is mining protest levels…
A lot of people… Seriously slow. Walked 50 metres. Really good humoured and highly social.
Lots of interesting banners. I will post some of them later.
Finally past Shortland Street. Lots of people signing the petition on the footpath.
1616: heading towards Wellesley Street. Hooe they stop stopping soon. Looks like rain.
1633: at a rapidly filling Aotea Square
1640: David Shearer short cogent speech concentrating on getting signatures on the petition.
1645: Russel Norman excellent speech. Sounds like our posts..
John Banks booed big time…
1650: Fiery speech from woman from NZ First. That has to be a first for me to see them at a protest.
1700: Glen Innes people evicted from state houses, occupy movement, the other Mike Smith from the hikoi
1702: Hone leads the singing….
1706 Ok.. Party time starts and we leave.
The only untoward incident was some idiots pushing down the barricades to the grass at the Aotea square. What is the bet that is what gets highlighted on the mainstream news? Rather than report how deeply unpopular the MOM asset sales are, how little economic sense they make, and the ideologically stupid way that National and their clinger parasites are pursuing it – we will find that the protest gets overshadowed by some fences…
I suspect that National are going to rue the day they came up with this weird arse multi-ownership model. MOM sucks economically.
[reports say 700-1,000 turned out in Nelson. All shows of the huge level of opposition]