December 9th, 2012 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

Siobhan Leathley at NZ Herald reports:

Police have condemned “violent” protesters who attacked two police officers and set fire to cardboard boxes as they tried to force their way into free trade negotiations.

A handful of police and SkyCity security staff were overwhelmed by more than 150 protesters, forcing the on-the-ground commander to call in reinforcements from around Auckland.

“Police staff moved in to prevent escalation and two officers were separated, attacked and kicked numerous times. Fire appliances were called to the scene to help,” police said in a statement. “Two arrests were made. One of these arrests was a female that stomped on a constables head.”

Charming. Such idiocy and violence from those protesters actually damages their cause.

I wonder how many of the 300 were on their tenth protest or more of the year?

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Kelsey on Trade

March 17th, 2009 at 9:00 am by David Farrar

I was highly amused to see the headline at the NZ Herald:

Jane Kelsey: Free trade deal may not make sense in these hard times

Why this is so amusing is that Jane Kelsey has spent her life arguing against free trade deals at any time. Kelsey probably protested against CER with Australia.

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