The response from passers by heading home was positive with many stopping to find out more about what was going on. It is clear that the police and media are trying to create conflict and to brand us all as violent extremists. This is a deliberate strategy to draw attention away from the violence in the capitalist system which is becoming clearer to all. Those in power know that with the current crisis facing capitalism we have a real chance to build an alternative movement and they are doing everything in their power to stop us.
If today’s protests are meet with a similarly brutal response we will be having another demonstration at 4pm tomorrow outside the British consulate.
Also on http://indymedia.org.nz/newswire/display/77048/index.php