February 25, 2022
ACT protest talker says violent side taking over
ACT MP Nicole McKee says the violent troublemakers have drowned out the voices of the more peaceful people at the parliament protest.
The former gun rights campaigner accompanied leader David Seymour on his forays into the protest.
She says through intermediaries they tried to spell out to protest leaders what they needed to get their point across about lifting vaccine mandates – which ACT supports.
“We met some really nice people, some genuine Kiwis down there. I met a teacher who could no longer teach because she didn’t want to have the vaccine but she can’t take rapid antigen tests, a midwife who can no longer work but has left her small community without a midwife at all, a builder who came down to support but found himself stuck and couldn’t get out because his car was jammed in there,” Ms McKee says.
She believes many of those more placid people have left the protest,
The parliament protest site was yesterday declared a location of interest, with Health Minister Andrew little saying a large cluster of Covid-19 cases is likely, given the close quarters protesters are in and the lack of masks.
There were 12,011 new cases of Covid-19 reported today around the country and five deaths.