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(en) New Zealand/Aotearoa, Fascists Opposed In Wellington

Date Mon, 23 Oct 2006 18:16:37 +0200

On 21st October about 20 members of the fascist National Front assembled
in Wellington, New Zealand/Aotearoa to hold their annual rally. For the
past two years the rally was held at the cenotaph near parliament. This
year 100 predominantly anarchist anti-fascists claimed the area before the
NF were able to get there. Nearby construction barricades were formed into
a ring around the cenotaph to keep the fascists out, though these were later
removed by police. The police failed to find a leader to negotiate with and
left just in time to intercept and protect the NF. The fascists gave up their
original intention and were directed up to the empty grounds of parliament.
This caused anti-fascists to abandon the cenotaph and scramble up a nearby bank
in pursuit.

Outside parliament NF fuhrer Sid 'the squid' Wilson began a
prepared speech on the evils of multiculturalism and the New World
Order but was drowned out by chants from the hostile crowd.

After about 20 mins of making no headway, Wilson and his
skinhead entourage retreated under police protection to the nearby
central station while being pelted with bagels, spat upon and jostled.
They waited for their train behind a line of police that formed up on
the station platform, while continuing to be jeered.

Thanks to the efforts of anti-fascist activists, the fascist movement in
New Zealand/Aotearoa is fragmented and marginalised and seems
likely to remain so.

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