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  Reply # 555332 8-Dec-2011 09:41 Send private message

I'm guessing the court order allowed the police to remove the tents, the fact that the people were only wearing underwear inside the tent is not their issue?

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  Reply # 555334 8-Dec-2011 09:45 Send private message

asmcar: what did the protesters expect to happen? 


They are aussie cops, the protesters probably thought they would be shot.

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  Reply # 555344 8-Dec-2011 10:01 Send private message

codyc1515: Not too sure how this could be defended, what we're the grounds for the strip search?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAkUB7jRb2c


Watched the second video linked, the one from before that. I think the second one is a farse and the first one shows a bunch of idiots who really not representing what people think/want.

"It's illegal to camp out in the parks in Melbourne, Australia, so protesters decided to wear their tents as clothing."

Yep. And as soon as they stood up the police walked away.

Cody, Are you really siding with these people?
 




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  Reply # 555386 8-Dec-2011 11:38 Send private message

As she was acting like a 5 year old she should have had her bottom smacked as well.

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  Reply # 555408 8-Dec-2011 12:16 Send private message

freitasm:
codyc1515: Not too sure how this could be defended, what we're the grounds for the strip search?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAkUB7jRb2c


Watched the second video linked, the one from before that. I think the second one is a farse and the first one shows a bunch of idiots who really not representing what people think/want.

"It's illegal to camp out in the parks in Melbourne, Australia, so protesters decided to wear their tents as clothing."

Yep. And as soon as they stood up the police walked away.

Cody, Are you really siding with these people?
 

Did I say that? Certainly not, you'd have to be pretty stupid to still be protesting when there is no clear goal and no clear progress since the beginning.

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  Reply # 555410 8-Dec-2011 12:18 Send private message

No, you didn't say, but your post gave me the impression you objected to the search and sided with the protesters. Perhaps in the future you could make it clearer what your thinking really is?





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  Reply # 555411 8-Dec-2011 12:18 Send private message

freitasm: No, you didn't say, but your post gave me the impression you objected to the search and sided with the protesters. Perhaps in the future you could make it clearer what your thinking really is?


I don't see why, though, that it was necessary to strip search the person, as well as being in a public place.

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  Reply # 555437 8-Dec-2011 13:09 Send private message

asmcar:
codyc1515: Not too sure how this could be defended, what we're the grounds for the strip search?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAkUB7jRb2c


Now watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGBTes_VHAk , of what happened before they took the tent off the lady, it's convenient the most viewed video is an edited copy without immature behaviour of winding up the cops before hand. I'm surprised they held off for that long really, what did the protesters expect to happen? 


That second video was actually very funny in the beginning - you can see most of the cops are having a laugh about it as well. I'd be surprised if there is a rule against tents in a public park, you often see family shades etc. So the rule is probably about 'no camping' in a public park.

It is unclear what happens (if anything) between those two videos, and beyond that it is unclear if the action applied to that person was intended as a 'search' or 'tent removal'.

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  Reply # 555775 9-Dec-2011 09:03 Send private message

It seems Occupy "hijacked by rival agendas":


One of the original protesters at the Occupy Auckland camp believes the site has been hijacked by people pushing their own agendas and not those that sparked the movement.

"I was encouraged by the gathering and networking of numerous concerned citizens, with a broad spectrum of issues including environmental, poverty, children, regulatory and more," he said in an email to the council on Monday.
Mr Hendrie said as the weeks rolled on he witnessed an erosion in the number of genuine campaigners, an increase in the number of homeless residents and a lack of controls around new members and their behaviour.

There had been "repeated hijacking of the general assemblies for issues not consistent with those which birthed the occupy movement", he said.
 
Oh look, it appears you need some sort of management. Something like *puts on sunglasses* A CENTRAL GOVERNMENT BODY. Take that, anarchists without borders.





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  Reply # 555785 9-Dec-2011 09:23 Send private message

It would be great to get a big "Reclaim our Square" demonstration together to try and get our open grassed space back for the use of families and workers. i.e. the "ordinary people"

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  Reply # 555810 9-Dec-2011 10:02 Send private message

freitasm: It seems Occupy "hijacked by rival agendas":


One of the original protesters at the Occupy Auckland camp believes the site has been hijacked by people pushing their own agendas and not those that sparked the movement.

"I was encouraged by the gathering and networking of numerous concerned citizens, with a broad spectrum of issues including environmental, poverty, children, regulatory and more," he said in an email to the council on Monday.
Mr Hendrie said as the weeks rolled on he witnessed an erosion in the number of genuine campaigners, an increase in the number of homeless residents and a lack of controls around new members and their behaviour.

There had been "repeated hijacking of the general assemblies for issues not consistent with those which birthed the occupy movement", he said.
 
Oh look, it appears you need some sort of management. Something like *puts on sunglasses* A CENTRAL GOVERNMENT BODY. Take that, anarchists without borders.



With black helicopters...

Interesting, the air force got new helicopters a few days ago...coincidence? maybe...




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  Reply # 555812 9-Dec-2011 10:03 Send private message

ScottStevensNZ: Interesting, the air force got new helicopters a few days ago...coincidence? maybe...


I think not.

 




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  Reply # 555827 9-Dec-2011 10:23 Send private message

talisker: It would be great to get a big "Reclaim our Square" demonstration together to try and get our open grassed space back for the use of families and workers. i.e. the "ordinary people"

This would be the 1% movement then? 
(And they could actually afford the Black Helicopters) 

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  Reply # 555828 9-Dec-2011 10:25 Send private message

I don't think "family and workers" are the 1% in this context.




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  Reply # 555838 9-Dec-2011 10:45 Send private message

freitasm: I don't think "family and workers" are the 1% in this context.


No, the protestors are the 1% - i.e. the vast majority of "normal people" that just get on with their jobs, raise families etc are the 99% who would just like these guys to move on and stop hogging this public space.  I actually agree with some of the protestors views, but the way they've turned Aotea Square into a cosy little long term camp smacks of arrogance now. It's as if their target has shifted from banks and government policies to the council. This isn't about freedom of speech, or right of protest anymore - they've had those rights in spades.

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