February 23, 2022
Protest outreach not OK for politicians
The Prime Minister says the position that parliamentarians of all parties not engage with the protesters at their doorstep is the right one.
Her former deputy Winston Peters visited the protest camp maskless yesterday with fellow former New Zealand First MP Darroch Ball.
Jacinda Ardern says regardless of who comes to Wellington to protest, Wellingtonians should be able to get on with their lives.
“Kids on their way to school are being harassed for wearing masks. People going to work are being harassed. We have vaccination centres and you’ve had mana whenua talk about the vandalism and damage to some of their buildings, and we’ve seen the attacks on police. What is happening there is not OK,” she says.
Prime Minister Ardern says no one likes the Covid restrictions, but they have saved lives and they will be lifted once the pressure of the outbreak is off.
Meanwhile, the protesters have been told few parking at Sky Stadium will cease from tomorrow, and they’ll have to cough up $15 a day or be fined.
All tents and shelters at the car park must also be gone by 6 am.