A truck convoy protest plans to reach Wellington on the morning of 8 February 2022.
The protest is against the government’s vaccine mandates and COVID restrictions. ‘Freedom Convoy 2022 NZ’ is an alliance of groups inspired by the similar protest actions in Canada and Australia, and now has close to 20,000 members across all social media.
The North Island group plans to leave Waitangi on 6 February, while the South Island group is planned to depart Bluff the same day, destination Picton. Additional protest action is planned for Timaru.
Updates to follow.