It was a day of high drama and tension in Wellington as the Convoy 2022 NZ protest outside parliament became the subject of a more aggressive police approach.
Police have descaled at the moment but are ready to ramp up if protesters kick off again????????????
The police built up the presence while protesters were calm… then in scrum like formations they systematically brutalised anyone they could drag out…
The usual nonsense!
— kiwiwayne (@kiwiwayne1) February 10, 2022
Following Chantelle Baker’s livestream on FB outside parliament… she has just said Joe Rogan has made contact asking for footage from NZ Convoy protest. ????
— Olivia Pierson (@PiersonOlivia) February 9, 2022
— Dame Jane the Mother trucker (@Farq_Doff) February 10, 2022
A victory to NZ and a defeat to @jacindaardern both teams played beautifully after a rough start this morning, NZ Police have retired at tea. 2nd innings will be played tomorrow. 0 for 1 on day one of the Parliament Test, brought to you by the good people of Freedom loving NZ
— FUBAR nz (@NzFubar) February 10, 2022
From my experience at Ihumātao be careful, they are likely to storm you tonight when you have lowered your guard.
— Rāhera (@Wonder_Wahine) February 10, 2022
Confirmation from a friend at the airport. NZDF plane just landed in Wellington? Asked her to try get pics.
— Evie_B (@Evie_B2) February 10, 2022
What I saw was NZ Police initiating use of force, be it trying to breach the protesters defensive wall, using pepper spray, or dragging protesters away and arresting them, while #Convoy2022NZ protesters used admirable restraint in holding the line – no fisticuffs or foul play. https://t.co/xKgcmwou6x
— Zeitgeist (@ZeitgeistNZ) February 10, 2022