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Calls to arrest potential ALT right wing DELTA super spreaders in Auckland

The Chair of the National Maori Authority, Matthew Tukaki, has called for the arrest and charging of people who attended a political meeting in Auckland’s Herne Bay over the weekend. The group, who is apparently an ultra-right wing political group wanting to cause mass disruption, were obviously in breach of the COVID19 Level restrictions. The group were caught on camera by an journalist from a major media outlet.

“It is an absolute disgrace that this group even though it was okay to meet during lockdown and talk their nonsense but they did it in such a way that it was pre-mediated, well planned and thought out and in obvious contravention of the law.” Tukaki said.

“But its not just about the nonsense they spread or the views they hold – if this wasn’t a lockdown then kapai let them enjoy the political freedoms my whanau fought for – but its not. It also comes at a time when the Delta Variant is a major risk to our communities in Auckland and its people like this that will cause this outbreak to be prolonged as well as the lockdown.” Tukaki said

“Even the nonsense of it all aside – how about the whanau and families that have lost loved ones over the last few days who cant gather and mourn. Who cant be with each other at a critical time in their whanau’s life – let me tell you it is an absolute insult to every New Zealander if we allow these people to get away with it. And that’s why they must be arrested, they must be charged and they must be made an example of.” Tukaki said

Tukaki said this has nothing to do with expressing freedom of political expression – “they could still have done what the rest of us are doing – staying in our bubbles, ZOOM video conferences or teams meetings. But they chose to break their bubbles and put all of us at risk. Its pure stupidity and premediated at that” Tukaki said

Tukaki has called on the Police to find the people involved arrest and charge them.

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