Skip to comments.Crowds rally in New Zealand's Auckland against coronavirus lockdown
Posted on 09/12/2020 10:25:18 AM PDT by george76
Large crowds of people rallied in Auckland on Saturday against the governments social distancing restrictions imposed on the countrys largest city after an outbreak of the novel coronavirus last month.
Local television footage showed tightly packed crowds, with many people not wearing masks, with estimates of the attendance varying in reports between a thousand and a few thousand people.
We are all here today because we believe we need to stand up for our rights, the public Television New Zealand cited Jami-Lee Ross, the leader of the Advance New Zealand party, one of the organizers of the protest, as saying.
Were all here today because we believe its time to stand up and say, We need to get our rights and freedoms back.
There were no immediate reports of arrests.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who is facing a general election on Oct. 17, scaled back the restrictions earlier this month, but the city is still under alert level 2.5, meaning social gatherings of more than 10 people are not allowed. Masks are mandatory on public transport across the country.
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Wait till Chinese-made vaccines are mandatory.
It’s NZ, a Marxist-socialist utopia.
They have no rights (and no guns), only government-allowed privileges.
And at Alert Level 2.5, well, not so much.
Yep! Before the election would be best.
Question — are people reacting to overreaching governmental decrees, and are they doing so because this virus is not deadly in the vast majority of cases? Are people not wanting to be under forms of “house arrest” based on this virus not being fatal to most of us???
Remember when lockdowns started, and the justification was that we didn’t want to overwhelm the hospitals? Now it seems that these governmental orders have taken on a life of their own, and Fauci and others speculate it could be well into 2021 before we get back to “normal”, whatever form normal will take at that time.
so what changed? We flattened the curve. The hospitals were not overwhelmed. Who decided and how was it decided, that we need to be in some indefinite state of emergency over a virus which is not fatal to the vast majority of us?
Police in the state of Victoria, Australia arrested a pregnant 28-year-old Zoe Buhler at her home .. in front of her partner and two children for allegedly planning a coronavirus lockdown protest..
The excuse for the lock-downs were never about saving lives. It was about flattening the curve to temporarily (only 14 days ?) avoid overwhelming hospitals..
Texas attorney general forbids local authorities from shutting down churches, religious schools.. They’re ‘protected by the First Amendment..
Our rights can only be interfered with by means of due process.. judge, jury... not via illegal orders from a politician..
At least the criminals have lived long enough to have developed coping mechanisms, and the ability to understand why they are isolated.
A young child? Not so much. They sit alone wondering why they are being punished by the whole world. The internalized sense of free floating guilt (for nothing!) and diminished sense of self-worth will haunt many for the rest of their lives.
We flattened the curve, but the left wasn't satisfied.
We've flattened our children, and they still aren't satisfied.
Or as Livius adds:
But all the public service ad pitches for masks, isolation, etc. are that if somebody else gets the virus, its your fault. Children particularly are made to feel like radioactive waste, and to regard everybody else - especially all other children - as equal threats. They will indeed have a sense of diminished self-worth all of their lives. Especially for breaking out and doing normal kid things like laughing, jumping around - in other words, innocent fun and human expression. That wont permitted in our future Marxist paradise.
Yeah. That can't be good...
Mostly “Peaceful Protests”
Didn’t fix the
Suspension of the
They have guns...
Right, the goalposts moved without explanation.
This is one reason I’m a little bit wary of the emphasis on a vaccine. If the premise is that only a successful vaccine gets us back to normal, then what happens if it’s not successful or it’s delayed? Do we just stay stuck in indefinite limbo? I think we should be making plans to open up with or without a vaccine.
I agree. The goalposts have been moved, and the emphasis on a vaccine to get back to normal, implies that we will be stuck in limbo for quite some time to come.
Your average Kiwi gave up on politics long ago as they have a ruling class just like the UK.
During elections, they write-in “Micky Mouse” and many other not to nice names all making fun of the ruling class.
This a very good sign as perhaps The People in NZ are finally realizing they CAN make a difference.
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