Text from John Darroch a couple of minutes ago:
hey just hanging ten stories up the mfat building in welly protesting against fonterror 🙂 regarding climate change
Nice one John – according to NZPA you’re only four stories up. Hope you get your point across and make it down safely!
Great to see some action following on from the five day Climate Camp.
I just spoke to John Darroch who says they came down from the building about half an hour ago and the police decided not to arrest them – they just got issued with a trespass notice banning them from touching the building for 2 years.
John says that the related protest at the stock exchange had a couple of arrests, but the police later released everyone without charge.
John confirms that when he sent me that text message he had no idea how high he was and was guessing. John being new to climbing, I bet 4 stories felt pretty high 😉
For the full details on why activists carried out these actions this morning, view their press release here. John promises pics are to come in the next hour.
Following five days of democratic and sustainable living in the Hutt Valley people from across New Zealand have converged on the capital to confront the profiteers of climate change and let them know that our climate is not their business.
Looks as though the strategy coming out of Climate Camp is that lobbying the NACT government is a waste of time – go straight to those profiting.