A small fight broke out as Parker made her way through the barricade to speak to the crowds. She was escorted out again shortly before 11.30am, as crowds booed at her. She appeared to have been pelted by paint.
A Stuff reporter at Albert Park said from the moment Parker entered the barricade, tension between the groups, separated by a ring of barricades, started to boil over.
It took just 3-4 minutes before every side of the barricade had collapsed and counter-protesters had made their way through to surround Parker.
No police could be seen inside where the barricades had stood, and less than 10 security guards worked to keep the crowd from overrunning the band rotunda.
It took only a few more minutes before crowds managed to climb over and Parker was surrounded on all sides.
A group of four security guards formed a human shield around her for 10 minutes as the crowd slowly pressed forward.
Fights continued to break out in the crowd, as they ripped down the last fence that was protecting Parker from behind.
It was then that security made a rush with her through the crowd to get her out of the park.
In a livestream on Parker’s YouTube channel, it appeared she was being escorted away from the park in a police car. In the police car, an officer asked if she had any injuries. Parker said she just had food in her hair and “just grave fears for this place”.[Let Women Speak] activist Posie Parker escorted out of Auckland rally, hit by paint | Stuff
Looking at these videos, all I can think is that the counter-protestors are demonically inspired.
UPDATE – Wellington event cancelled:
A statement released by Speak Up For Women this afternoon said a planned Wellington speaking event had been cancelled after being “overrun by a violent mob” at Auckland’s Albert Park.
“Speak Up for Women thanks Mrs Keen-Minshull for having the courage to come to New Zealand and showing up in Albert Park today, despite receiving multiple death threats and threats of violence in the last week,” the statement read.
“In the coming weeks Speak Up For Women will be gathering witness statements and laying a formal complaint with the Independent Police Conduct Authority about the lack of police action to prevent violence in what was clearly an increasingly volatile situation.”NZ Herald
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