After a rousing speech by Russel Norman of the Green Party and Mike Lee from the ARC it was clear that those who turned up wanted to cross the bridge and being told by Wayne from the NZ Transport Agency wasnt going to stop them. They had had enough of NZTA delaying tactics.
It was awesome to see thousands of the public stand up for their rights , be counted and refuse to listen to Wayne not to cross the bridge, but instead to walk around the fence (specially built to prevent bridge access) and to cross on to the bridge . Intially lead by a few adventurous souls but followed quickly by the masses with chants of "let us cross".
Yes I was near the front giving lots of encouragement !
It was great to be part of a historic event and theres going to be a few more of these given NZTA stance.
Capitalism as pratfall.
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