Protests greet attendees at Nigel Farage show

Author
Newstalk ZB Staff,
Section
National,
Publish Date
Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 9:06PM
One attendee to the show confronted protestors on his way in. (Photo / Newstalk ZB)
One attendee to the show confronted protestors on his way in. (Photo / Newstalk ZB)

There's been heated protest outside of Nigel Farage's speaking event tonight in central Auckland.

About 50 protestors jeered and booed at attendees, who had to walk a walk a gauntlet of opposition at the only entrance.

Some of those going inside smiled and waved at the protestors, while others kept their heads down, as people yelled "shame" at them.

Tensions almost spilled over at one point, when one attendee debated protestors vigorously, which resulted in swearing and shouting.

Green MP Golriz Ghahraman, who attended the protests, says they're standing with the communities who are under attack by Nigel Farage.  

"It's really important that we stand here and say: we are against race hate, we are against religious division, and we stand with minorities." 

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