Reeling after continuous bad publicity over the failed Rickard, Shipton, Schollum rape and indecent assault trials, the police are vulnerable and the anarchist/socialist/feminist left showed no mercy.
Around 250 protestors marched through downtown Auckland.
Around 400 marched, shouted abuse and vandalised buildings and cars in Wellington.
About 400 people gathered at Civic Square at 5:30 for a rally in support of rape survivors, and for women wanting to vent their rage at the verdict in the trials of Clint Rickards, Brad Shipton and Bob Schollum.
After several speeches and performances of ‘One more thursday in black’ and ‘reclaim the night,’ people marched to the local cop shop. There, a woman disclosed her own history of abuse and attempted to present this to police. The police line (comprised almost entirely of women) violently stopped her from entering the police station and pushed the crowd of women from the steps.
The march then proceeded to the High Court where a lovely women sprayed ‘Justice for rape survivors’ on the front of the court and then burned an effigy of clint rickards. Hundreds of women left messages throughout the streets of Wellington.