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The Government needs to come down from its lofty pedestal.
That's the call from a political commentator as anti-mandate protesters wake to their third week at Parliament.
Former United Future leader Peter Dunne told Kate Hawkesby leaders need to engage with the crowds at some point.
“You can’t just carry on with the ‘we’re not talking, we’re not getting involved’ while the police are saying ‘we’re not doing anything either’. This is just an ongoing stalemate and the Government’s got to take a lead in its resolution.”