Liz Gunn recently interviewed a woman named ‘Mel’ at the Parliament Protest, who believes Ardern is ‘tearing the heart and soul out of this country’.
The interview took place before yesterday’s police operation.
Gunn asked Mel what she would say to Ardern if she had the opportunity. Mel replied:
How can you do this to the people of your country?
You should feel ashamed. This is not how you treat people.
Not once have you talked to us about health and staying well. Not once have you acknowledged the harm that is happening to people, to families. That people are forced out of their livelihoods, out of their careers, and can no longer put food on the table. People have lost their homes, the impact on relationships.
You are tearing the heart and soul out of this country, and I have no respect for you whatsoever.
Pointing to the beehive she said, ‘Not one person in this building deserves my vote, and not one person in there will get it.’
I will be looking elsewhere for a leader who actually stands tall and has the good of the people in their heart.
I am done with you. I am done with this. I am no longer afraid of you.
Mel then went on to describe how she would react if she had to leave her home in a hurry, in the event government agencies came there looking for her.