The Freedoms and Rights Coalition (TFRC) Parliament protest will begin with road trips on the North and South Islands.
The Road Trips
The North Island road trip will start at Kaitaia on Monday 22 August, destination Wellington. The South Island version will start on the same day at Invercargill.
The road trips are designed to raise awareness of the protest as they travel across both islands. Route details can be viewed on the TFRC website.
Protest at Parliament – 23 August
The protest will commence in the Parliament grounds on Tuesday, the same day Parliament resumes sitting.
‘Let’s cut to the chase. Kiwis have lost confidence in this government. This country is in crisis across multiple sectors. We are a country in crisis because we have a government of crisis. Even though we are Kiwi battlers, we cannot tough out another year under the control and incompetency of this government. This government must go…NOW!’ said a statement from TFRC.
Vote of No confidence and Snap Election
At the heart of the protest is the ‘Vote of No Confidence’ in Jacinda Ardern’s government. A successful vote would result in the forcing of a snap election.
On 16 August TRFC wrote to all Members of Parliament requesting that one of them moves a motion of ‘no confidence’. A petition requesting the same will be presented on the steps of Parliament.
All citizens concerned with the state of our democracy are encouraged to join the protest, either during the Road Trips on Monday, or at Parliament grounds on Tuesday. Information about the protest can be found on the TFRC website.