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Today’s climate protest in Wgtn

Written By: - Date published: 6:09 pm, December 21st, 2009 - 26 comments
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Two protests today successfully highlighted the role of New Zealand’s agricutural industry and business community in contributing to climate change.

The first protest involved a blockade of the NZ Stock Exchange entrance and resulted in nine arrests.

In the second action two activists scaled the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade for four hours with a banner criticising Fonterra’s environmental record, while activists below blocked off Lambton Quay before being shoved back by police.

Below is some raw video footage we’ve been sent, as well as some pics (both largely of the second protest). Video is best if you blow it up to full screen:

To view full images click thumbnails below:

More photos here:

26 comments on “Today’s climate protest in Wgtn ”

  1. Anne 1

    Excellent stuff.

    These young people are the sons and daughters of the 70s and 80s protesters and it’s great to see they’ve still got it.
    Remember the Vietnam War protests.
    Remember the aparthied and anti -tour demos.
    Remember the anti-nuclear demos.
    We were reviled at the time, yet history proved us right!

    • grumpy 1.1

      These young people are the sons and daughters of the 70s and 80s protesters and it’s great to see they’ve still got it. – Bloody pale imitations of the real thing!

      Remember the Vietnam War protests. – Yay, Sex, Drug and Rock and Roll,

      Remember the aparthied and anti -tour demos. – Worked really well, been to Jo’burg lately.

      Remember the anti-nuclear demos. – More countries got nuke now – fail!

      We were reviled at the time, yet history proved us right! – Still are!

  2. Brett 2

    Your still reviled.

  3. Anne 3

    You speak for yourself only Brett and no-one is going to be too bothered what you think.
    Btw it’s you’re… not your.

  4. Gooner 4

    I like the tactic of putting the 6yr old girl at the front so that the cops can’t move you on without hurting her. Nice.

    That’s why Brett says you’re still reviled.

    • IrishBill 4.1

      I was there and can attest there was no “front” until the police decided to pile into one side of the crowd. I can also assure you gooner that the ones who are reviled are the right wing oiks who spout vicious and bilious misanthropy in the manner you and your troll mates do.

  5. grumpy 5

    What a bunch of tossers. Ineffective, alienating woofters.

    Why are all those cops there?

    Why aren’t they out there busting all those other Millie Elder’s?

    • what 5.1

      ‘What a bunch of tossers. Ineffective, alienating woofters.’
      Totally agree. I can’t stand the bloody stupid costumes and theatrical expressiveness. Dancing and horrid ‘street theatre’. yuck

  6. Gooner 6

    Sorry Eddie.

    I forgot the Left are the only ones who care about fellow humans.

    Silly me.

    • IrishBill 6.1

      Don’t be sorry at all. It’s not the right-wing values, there are plenty of conservatives I have a lot of respect for and enjoy the company of but there’s a particular type of neo-liberal wide-boy who engages in churlish beneficiary bashing, race-baiting and misogyny that certainly deserves to be reviled. Yourself and stevo below are prime examples of the genre.

  7. squirrel 7

    Hey got an edit of decent images if you want more at http://www.flickr.com/photos/climatecampnz/ use them however anyone wants to promote the message (Copyleft). Edit is rough as I was up a building most of the day 🙂

    Love and rage from Climate Camp NZ

  8. stevo 8

    Usual rag tag bunch of losers and tino flag waving tossers – get a job.

  9. Tim Ellis 9

    They look like they could do with a good wash and the kind of positive direction in their lives that comes from holding down a steady job.

  10. The Voice of Reason 10

    Quite right, Tim. Put ’em in the army, I say. And as for the little girl, surely there must be a chimney needs sweeping somewhere or a coal mine that needs a human canary?

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