The Herald reports:
Between 4000 and 5000 people marched through central Auckland this afternoon, urging the Government to act on referenda.
That can only be called a very disappointing turnout for the organisers, considering the target was 50,000 and the amount spent was $300,000 to $450,000 on promoting it.
Maybe they would have done better if they had followed the Manners Mall campaigners and just hired students through Student Job Search
Protesters also waved placards aimed at the Prime Minister, some reading “JK listen to me” and “JFK, John Fuhrer Key”.
Rather early to be comparing John to Hitler I would say.
Other slogans included “Brian smacks his 700 sons” and “Hit me baby one more time”.
Heh now that is funny.
Singer Yulia said her childhood under a totalitarian regime in Russia made her appreciate the freedom a democracy offered.
“I love democracy and I want it to stay,” she said.
I don’t think there are plans to abolish it until after the Reichstag gets burnt down!Tags: direct democracy, referendum