I commented on Twitter yesterday how Sue Bradford complained there were more Police at the National Party conference than protesters. I remarked that I thought this was more a reflection on the protesters than the Police, as not the fault of the Police there were so few protesters.
John Armstrong writes in the NZ Herald:
Contrary to the impression given by some accounts, the 400 or so party faithful did not spend their weekend cowering inside Auckland’s SkyCity Convention Centre behind a not-so-thin blue line of police.
The police showed up in significant number; the protesters did not. Yesterday morning’s all-comers rally against everything National stands for drew a total of 79 people – it may well have been counter-productive.
Must have been the weather!
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