The Herald reports:
A protest turned violent this morning when peace activists blocked a defence industry conference in central Auckland.
The protesters formed a human blockade at the annual New Zealand Defence Industry Association Forum at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre in an attempt to stop hundreds of delegates attending.
NZHerald Focus camera operator Tamara James said the vibe was “pretty intense”.
Emotions escalated when the protesters climbed a big blue fence protecting the venue and pulled it down.
“The police are all making a big wall. I saw some people fall on the ground and get dragged around.
“[The protesters] were pushing the police to get into the area; there was lots of pushing.”
I find it interesting that peace protesters invariably have violent protests.
A friend sent me this photo of one of the protesters. He looks very peaceful doesn’t he.