Biggest protest march in living memory
We expected 20,000. We HOPED for 30,000. We got nearly double that. In the biggest protest march in living memory, 50,000 turned out on Queen Street today to march against the Government's mining plans.
The photos say it all (see below). Greenpeace ambassador Robyn Malcolm also puts it pretty good when she says: "For nearly 50,000 Kiwis to turn out and be prepared to speak with one voice, must tell the Government something. And that something is this: we, the people of NZ get it; we get the argument, we see what you’re up to and we won’t have it. Our land will always be more important to our identity than some extra dollars in the pockets of mining companies."
Read more about Lucy and the Greenpeace campaign to stop the New Zealand Government from mining 3,000 ha of the Paparoa National Park for coal on AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Anti-Mining Campaign subsite