A man started to scale the outside of the Beehive and a person collapsed as a large anti-mandate protest amassed outside Parliament in Wellington.
Brian Tamaki’s daughter, Jasmine McPhee, was one of the speakers as rain fell on the protesters, whose numbers had grown from the hundreds on Thursday morning, when they gathered at Wellington’s Civic Square, to multiple thousands as they marched down Lambton Quay to Parliament.
The protest was organised by Brian Tamaki’s Freedom & Rights Coalition, which is against vaccine mandates and Covid-19 restrictions.
Speeches have now finished on Parliament grounds to the message, “ho ho ho, Jacinda must go”. Stuff reporters at the scene report that a woman in the crowd had to be treated by ambulance staff after collapsing. A man, who had scaled to the exterior of the first floor of the Beehive, was talked down.