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Anti-fascists confront Nationalist Alliance in Wellington

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Anti-fascist activists gathered at the Cenotaph in Wellington this morning in opposition to the Nationalist Alliance, a coalition comprising white-supremacist groups the National Front, New Right and the National Democrats.

A banner was hung from the Cenotaph ("No racism - Anti-Fascist Action") as around 65 anti-fascists danced and held the Cenotaph as a fascist free space, removing a fascist photographer from the New Right from the area. Around 40 showed up at 11.30am and were escorted by police up Molesworth Street to Parliament grounds closely followed by anti-fascists.

"More hair than brains", "No room for racism" and "Hey hey, ho ho, your racism has got to go" were chanted, drowning out all the speeches by the fascists. Jim Saleam, who served time in jail for firebombing a Brisbane bookshop and organising a shotgun attack against a representative of the African National Congress, Steve Larsen from the New Right and Kyle Chapman all attempted to give speeches - without success.

The fascists retreated after about 30 mins and were chased to the train station by anti-fascist activists. Bagels were thrown at them while they were protected by a police line. Two antifa were arrested by police at that point. Following a scuffle, some anti-fascists went to the train station, just in time for 3 fascists to emerge. They were chased across Bunny Street and again had bagels thrown at them. They were protected by a lone cop who tried (and failed) to arrest an antifa, while frantically calling for back-up. All the anti-fascists managed to get away safely and went to the police station, waiting for their comrades to be released.

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Re: Anti-fascists confront Nationalist Alliance in Wellington

Congradulations, looks like a bit of fun too.

Interesting to see Kyle Chapman is back to his old ways. He had moved away from the NF for a while, well it seems like he's back in the fold.

Re: Anti-fascists confront Nationalist Alliance in Wellington

This website and it's "news" is bullshit. Watch the tv coverage.

Re: Anti-fascists confront Nationalist Alliance in Wellington

Yes, do! Check out tv one's coverage, here

Having said that, I completely disagree that this site is 'rubbish'. This is where anyone who is not Fairfax/state backed capitalist media (and probably those employed by such groups also) can come and report on what is happening in their 'hood, and also can have a say in matters of interest. That is hugely powerful. It may mean there's some rubbish sometimes, but that is the nature of a news site based on freedom!

Re: Anti-fascists confront Nationalist Alliance in Wellington

I saw this rally. It was easy to see who the hate was comming from, funny engough it was the "anti - racist" protest - it was hate filled. I was not expecting that. One anarchist had some sort of sign saying "DIE DIE DIE". I dont understand why you couldent just let them speak.If what they were saying was that wrong, why are you so worried if people hear them? It seemed one of them was just giving a good histroy of the NZ flag which is very important for New Zealander's to know. Those left wing folk really were an odd bunch, miss fit's it socity - one large girl was dancing around with her top off! Crazy stuff

Re: Anti-fascists confront Nationalist Alliance in Wellington

They say we are the haters? The sign that read Die Die Die reeks of hate! Bloody reeks of the stuff!

Re: Anti-fascists confront Nationalist Alliance in Wellington

Shorly any member of the public would not be able to take this site seriously with such a mistaken account of events.
The NF and their mates were all doing a peacfull demonstraition, they had their right to free speach taken away from them by hate mongers with masks and doing discusting things. I even noticed that the facts about numbers were clearly wrong on TV. The funny looking anarchists hardly had 30 people did they? The guys with the NZ flags looked like about 80 strong. I tried to count them but they keep moving around.

Re: Anti-fascists confront Nationalist Alliance in Wellington

^ And the NF have to come over here to try to inflate their numbers. Who cares? Get a life.

Re: Anti-fascists confront Nationalist Alliance in Wellington

There is bad news about George Herbert Walker Bush.

What if basically all racial-minority people would subscribe to the interpretations that George Herbert Walker Bush committed monstrous, racist, hate crimes while he was the President of the United States?

It will eventually come out: it is only a matter of time.

Respectfully Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang, J.D. Candidate
B.S., With the Highest Level of Academic Honors at Graduation, 1996
Messiah College, Grantham, PA
Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993

(I can type 90 words per minute, and there are thousands of copies on the Internet indicating the content of this post. And there are at least hundreds of copies in very many countries around the world.)
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“If only it were possible to ban invention that bottled up memories so they never got stale and faded.” Off the top of my head—it came from my Lower Merion High School yearbook.

Re: Anti-fascists confront Nationalist Alliance in Wellington

There is bad news about George Herbert Walker Bush.

What if basically all racial-minority people would subscribe to the interpretations that George Herbert Walker Bush committed monstrous, racist, hate crimes while he was the President of the United States?

It will eventually come out: it is only a matter of time.

Respectfully Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang, J.D. Candidate
B.S., With the Highest Level of Academic Honors at Graduation, 1996
Messiah College, Grantham, PA
Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993

(I can type 90 words per minute, and there are thousands of copies on the Internet indicating the content of this post. And there are at least hundreds of copies in very many countries around the world.)
_________________
“If only it were possible to ban invention that bottled up memories so they never got stale and faded.” Off the top of my head—it came from my Lower Merion High School yearbook.