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New Zealand protest ends; investigation and cleanup begin

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Detained protestors should be doing the cleanup, chain-gang style.

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That is a great idea, Harry_Gatto! They made the mess, they should clean it up! It's fair and fitting.

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What a waste of time the protest was. The basis of their grievance came from individualism and selfishness. Not a collective sense of community. I can see that misinformation on social media is dangerous. And what happened here was people investing their identity into this protest, so there was no way back for them.

Unfortunate for them, but hopefully a learning moment.

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Protesters had blocked the streets around Parliament with hundreds of cars and trucks after being inspired by the convoy protests in Canada.

Caved just as quickly too despite all the bravado.

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They want money for shots, if the NZ goverment pay these guys 10000 NZD for each vaccine shot, I am sure these guys want 10 more shots per month!

NZ has the finest social welfare and the least penalty in the world. That's why these guys dare to roll!

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Jacinda you "won" the battle but will loose the war at the end!

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Nice of Jacinda to visit the protest grounds 3 weeks after the people came to talk to her and she refused and sent police to attack them. The people were happy to clean up their own mess, but police came in and assaulted them and smashed and cut everything they owned. The conditions were too sanitary, so the police had to smash and steal the showers and toilets.

"They wore riot gear and used pepper spray and water hoses after protesters sprayed fire extinguishers and threw objects at them." So you claim that police were sprayed and then went and got riot gear? No, the people were sleeping and the police attacked. Then the people stood with their backs to the police as the police assaulted them for the 3rd time since the protest began.

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Nice of Jacinda to visit the protest grounds 3 weeks after the people came to talk to her and she refused and sent police to attack them. 

She could have sent tear gas in the first day and had a Bible holding opportunity. But she didn’t.

The people were happy to clean up their own mess, but police came in and assaulted them and smashed and cut everything they owned.

You’d think in this day and age of Facebook streaming and everyone having a recording device there’d be lots of evidence of this. Usually takes just one person with a phone at the right time, there must have been hundreds.

Then the people stood with their backs to the police as the police assaulted them for the 3rd time since the protest began.

Again, reality paints a different picture.

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Chelsea

No, the people were sleeping and the police attacked. 

Yeah for sure. But considering most of this happened during the day, you would have to wonder why they were sleeping.

In any case, we have Wellington back.

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The conditions were too sanitary, so the police had to smash and steal the showers and toilets.

The illegally installed and plumbed toilets and showers? The ones dumping human waste into the harbour? Or the ones set up at the war memorial?

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Investigate the hell out of them. Lock them up indefinitely. And then ruin their lives. how dare they question the wisdom of the mighty Jac.

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This World Freedom Index has New Zealand #2.

Top 10 Countries with the Highest Human Freedom Indexes (2021):

Switzerland — 9.11

New Zealand — 9.01

Denmark — 8.98

Estonia — 8.91

Ireland — 8.90

Canada — 8.85

Finland — 8.85

Australia — 8.84

Sweden — 8.83

Luxembourg — 8.80

https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/freedom-index-by-country

There are many reasons so many people from around the world want to move to New Zealand and Canada. Though there are people from around the world that support Russia and its 'strong/smart' leader, I don't recall ever hearing people actually wanting to live there. And I can't believe it's just the western media that have portrayed Russia in a bad light and reported that life there is hard.

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Jacinda you "won" the battle but will loose the war at the end!

Why do extreme rightists fear smart, strong women so much. Has she invaded a sovereign nation like the extreme right leader, who's a male and his followers call smart and strong. The people of New Zealand have used their freedoms through their democratic system to elect Arden, which apparently has upset some pushing

anti-democracy/pro-authoritarian messages, sometimes disinformation using western media while calling western media corrupt and biased.. How's that authoritarianism working out in Russia these days. The Russian leader and his oligarchs look pretty hideous, blame that on the media all you want. Has Putin's media been truthful about what his military are doing outside the established Russian borders these days? Have you heard through Putin's media whether any Russians have been killed or seriously wounded while invading their neighboring, democratic country

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Lock em up and throw away the key..

Nobody should have to put up with this violent stone age, thuggish behavior .

You cant trust them and their showing their true colours whe getting together in large groups pushing each other to commit criminal acts that wouldn't be tolerated any other time.

Its time to put them behind bars for their unruly actions !

Just who do the police and government think they are ?

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