These look like Kiwi's and to be honest it's freaking disgraceful.
Trump hasn't DONE anything yet except make a few offensive comments and promise some stuff. We have NO right to protest at this point, and if it was a Kiwi burning a US flag, well I am honestly lost for words.
I can't think of one thing that gives us the right to burn another countries flag over an election result.
To be honest, I am not sure what right we have to protest at all. He's not our President, we did not elect him etc etc.
Unless he does something especially damaging to NZ I can't see what business it is of ours. Protesting by waving placards etc is so facile anyway - a bigger waste of time it is hard to imagine.
In any case most New Zealanders should love him - the WSJ carries the headline today that TPP is dead in the water and I know a lot of the head in the sand lot wanted that killed off so now he's effectively helped their cause. Bet that made them choke on their tofu.
How ridiculous. Of course we've got every right to protest anything we like.
Trump has made "a few" offensive comments? Oh dear - did you miss the fact that he just spent a couple of years doing little else but to make offensive comments? Perhaps if you're white, male, and middle class, they whizzed right past you and you didn't notice.
I don't agree that a trigger point for action should be "Unless he does something especially damaging to NZ". Al Qaeda and ISIS did nothing to NZ.
(Hopefully) without invoking Godwins "head in the sand" should perhaps be thought about in terms of how dangerous nationalist political movements could metastasize globally. That was only stopped in it's tracks when a few leaders (one in particular) pulled a nations head out of the sand, and at great cost, took a stand. If heads had been pulled out of the sand a decade earlier, there may have been no need.
Trump's nationalist movement does have ramifications outside the USA. Direct threats to "put America's interest first" which sounds terrific as a headline - but not so good when details include reneging on bi and multilateral agreements, and threatening to use economic might to crush countries who'd done well by free trade. Legitimising and emboldening far-right movements outside the USA, the Le Pens and Pauline Hansons are rejoicing.