Our PM might be feeling a little less popular today, after sneaking out a back door to run from Auckland Action Against Poverty protestors yesterday. Protesters storm National Party fundraising event –
Protesters have clashed with police at a National Party fundraiser, storming the yacht club the event is being held at.
Led by veteran activist Sue Bradford, a group clashed with police as they tried to shield Prime Minister John Key and Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett.
Protesters on loudhailers were alternating chants of “what’s the story, filthy Tory?”, “stop the war on the poor” and “John Key’s a millionaire, that’s why he doesn’t care”.
The prime minister left the event by a back door after protesters blocked the ministerial cars he and Paula Bennett had arrived in.
Auckland Action Against Poverty’s demonstration was targeting National’s regional “Summer Party”. “Our group sees the brutal impacts of the Government’s welfare and housing policies on a daily basis,” Bradford said in a statement today. “Key and his ministers continue to turn a blind eye to the reality of the damage caused by their reforms of the last six years.
Other reports put the number of protestors at about 50.
The PM running from a yacht club when confronted with protestors against poverty. Pretty fair summary of where this country is at.