Peters said he was concerned people were flouting Covid-19 guidelines and the event organisers should be prosecuted given New Zealand was still at alert level 2.
Why does Winston Peters want to start a race war by arresting the leaders of yesterday’s Black Lives Matter protests?
Can you imagine the riot backlash that would immediately happen as social media was flooded with news that the leaders were arrested?
The irony of arresting people for protesting police brutality seems to be utterly missed on Winston as he pushes his political point that NZ should be in Level 1.
So let’s just pretend this jaded cynical peacock actually is PM and Prime Minister Winston Peters demanded the protest leaders got arrested, what would happen next?
Those leaders don’t look like the type of activists who would go quietly so Police would of course have gone in heavy.
Maybe one of the activist leaders gets hurt in the raid?
How do you all think things would start to pan out once news of the leaders being hurt in their arrests reached social media?
So an immediate protest is called for Queen street.
Tens of thousands of righteously angry protestors descend on Queens street and start to riot.
What are all you upstanding members of the community saying now as the riot erupts?
Demanding the Police open fire?
Ok, the Police open fire, news media is now carrying the images around the planet.
A shocked Planet turns on NZ diplomatically.
Well done Prime Minister Winston Peters, we are now a human rights pariah who only Trump is congratulating.
Why do politicians like Winston + Donald Trump always try to provoke political violence to justify their bullshit stance?
Winston is dog whistling to his angry provincial white rump, and we get that he’s going that because the latest Roy Morgan opinion poll with NZ First at 2.5% will of course panic Winston into more race baiting.
Police using brutality to suppress protests that have erupted because of police brutality seems toxically ironic.
Of course we all wish American Police would kill unarmed civilians when we didn’t have a pandemic, but unfortunately the American cops just love killing civilians so it’s difficult to plan our collective outrage around.
Of course it would be best if the protests hadn’t happened, and of course it was bad to have so many people close together but to compound a moment of public outrage against police brutality by rounding up the leaders and arresting them would trigger civil unrest that would destroy Prime Minister Winston Peter’s Government.
Any political leader calling for police actions that would deliberately provoke a violent response from civilians isn’t worthy of being in Parliament!
That’s why I hope NZ First doesn’t get over 5% and why Labour deserves a majority.
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