New Zealand – a diabolical plan, but not very effective. To disperse Anti-vaccine protesters camp out for a week In the lawns of the New Zealand Parliament, the police had to use tricks: play music that chases them.
On Sunday, at the decision of Parliament, the authorities used automatic machine guns and tried to push the demonstrators to the limit by broadcasting loud infernal music, in particular Baby SharkAnd the macarena And the mandy from Manilo.
But the initiative had the opposite effect: Hundreds of protesters inspired by self-proclaimed ‘Freedom Caravans’ The Canadians danced in the mud to tunes meant to force them apart, and fought back with their favorite beats.
While this idea was to the contrary, it was not at all to the taste of the policemen caught in the crossfire. Superintendent Cory Parnell, Wellington Police Chief, did not appreciate this vulgar tactic by Parliament, which appears to have bolstered the protesters’ resolve.
“These are certainly not tactics or methodologies that we support, and we would have preferred that not happen,” he told Radio New Zealand, again urging protesters to move the always-blocking vehicles into the streets.
“It is not a matter of (…) arresting people to get out (of this situation),” he declared, calling on the organizers to negotiate.
Verbs “shameful, embarrassing, and ineffective”
Police have taken a non-violent approach since trying to forcibly clear lawns on Thursday, which led to violent clashes and the arrest of more than 120 people, but they have bolstered the resolve of the protesters.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declined to comment on the musical duel on Sunday, but opposition figures did not hesitate, blaming Parliament Speaker Trevor Mallard for approving the measure.
“Shameful, embarrassing and ineffective Mallard’s actions,” National Representative Chris Bishop wrote on Twitter.
“Not only are Mallard’s actions immature, they are not only ineffective, but they have made the dangerous situation much worse,” said David Seymour, leader of the opposition ACT party. “His frivolous behavior encouraged the protesters,” he said.
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