Criminal lawyer: Police should've taken tougher stance on anti-lockdown protestors

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Newstalk ZB,
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Sun, 13 Sep 2020, 3:59PM
About a few thousand people were out for Advance Party's demonstration against the government's Covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns. Photo / Peter Meecham
About a few thousand people were out for Advance Party's demonstration against the government's Covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns. Photo / Peter Meecham

Criminal lawyer: Police should've taken tougher stance on anti-lockdown protestors

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 13 Sep 2020, 3:59PM

A crowd of a few thousand packed in Auckland's Aotea Square yesterday afternoon, at the "National Rally for Freedom", organised by Advance Party co-leaders, Jami Lee Ross and Billy Te Kahika.

There was little social distancing and few people in the crowd wore masks.

Criminal lawyer Steve Cullen told The Weekend Collective the police should've taken a tougher position on the protestors.

"For the police to permit thousands of people to gather, which is against the laws of not allowing more than 10 people at gatherings, is a failure of their responsibilities."

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