Sociologist: We can expect more protests

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Thu, 4 Nov 2021, 7:49AM
People at the anti-lockdown protest march from Auckland Domain on Saturday. Photo / Brett Phibbs_People at the anti-lockdown protest march from Auckland Domain on Saturday. (Photo / Brett Phibbs)
People at the anti-lockdown protest march from Auckland Domain on Saturday. Photo / Brett Phibbs_People at the anti-lockdown protest march from Auckland Domain on Saturday. (Photo / Brett Phibbs)

Sociologist: We can expect more protests

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 4 Nov 2021, 7:49AM

A sociologist says we can expect more protests.  

The Prime Minister yesterday abandoned a scheduled press conference in Whanganui after about 250 protesters gathered outside a vaccination centre she planned to visit.  

The day before, Ardern had moved a Northland press conference indoors after being heckled by activists. 

On Saturday about five-thousand people gathered at the Auckland Domain and marched through the streets of Newmarket. 

Massey University sociology professor Paul Spoonley told Kate Hawkesby as we head towards 90 percent vaccination, protests are becoming more public. 

“They’re also going to disrupt others to make their point so yes, I think it will escalate.” 

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