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37 minutes ago, Kevin McCready said:

The offensive post has been removed. Hopefully the offender has been given a warning.

Just have to watch the news clip posted and you will the guard kicking the protester,why complain about a member posting it when its in the news for all to see??

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I actually feel sorry for the security guard. I bet he regretted it as soon as he done it but like I say everyone has their limits.

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12 minutes ago, Sabre said:

I actually feel sorry for the security guard. I bet he regretted it as soon as he done it but like I say everyone has their limits.

From the clip on the news, you can see the protestor was having a good go at getting that guard into the water. They had just got another guard into the water, so the danger was real and present. The protestor was in a wettie, the guard in heavy clothing. Protestor swum under the pontoons and popped up in the hole in the middle (where the pole is) to get behind the guard and ambush him. Protestor very nearly got the guard in the water too. It was the protestor that initiated the skuffle, but lost. 50:50 could have gone the other way.

No, it is not appropriate to kick people in the face, but self defense is a fairly clear defense in this case.

And yes, the Police should really be dealing with this now. The protestors have been antagonizing and assaulting the workers. The protestors also claim to have been assaulted. This is not a peaceful protest. This has already been through every law court in the land. The protestors hapu was consulted with, but they didn't like the decision of their representatives, so have started their own Iwi trust, with a name one word different from the original one.

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I can see both sides.

We would probably still be employing child labour in Western countries if no one got of their chuff and protested about it a 100 years ago, in what ultimately became physical confrontations....but then again an innocent worker doesn't deserve to be physically abused by a protester for building a marina.

The only winner I see out of all this is the lawyers bank accounts

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41 minutes ago, Black Panther said:

Protests work better when they are peaceful. Ask Gandhi. 

Yes I would of thought blockade so cannot get supplies?But unfortunatly the group who are in attendance appears to be rent a crowd.Just there for the trouble.   There was a ship/trawler painted in Dunedin(I think) this week had ban trawlers painted down the side by Greenpeace activist.The way forward would of been a small boat flotilia and blocked berthage so it couldnt leave,All for action but needs to be peaceful and you will get meaningful coverage.imo

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6 minutes ago, Kevin McCready said:

The offending post SUPPORTED the kick in the face (didn't just post a link Harry). That's untenable. As for self-defence argument, gimme a break.

If you keep attacking people, then don't be surprised when they push back. Actions have consequences.  

Welcome to the world.

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2 hours ago, Kevin McCready said:

The offending post SUPPORTED the kick in the face (didn't just post a link Harry). That's untenable. As for self-defence argument, gimme a break.

I'm curios Kevin, have you watched the full video of what went on? The RNZ clip is very short and is somewhat one sided, it only shows the kick. The one on the Herald gives more context. Of three workers, one worker is in the water, one is climbing out of the water, and the third is being approached by the guy that he ends up kicking in the face. You will note also on the Herald clip that it can't have been a very good kick, cause the guy (protestor) gets straight back onto the pontoon and continues the scuffle. 

There are long clips on the Protect Putiki facebook group that don't show that particular incident, but they show another incident where the protestors initiate violence. You may find it hard to swallow, but the protestors have been the aggressors to date with one on one contact. With the exception of the chick in the water when the boat was pushing the buoys back.

I am curious to know if you've looked at all of the info, and that is your honest opinion, or if you are just being suckered in by some selective media editing?

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