The lengthy ‘vaccine mandate’ protests in front of New Zealand’s Parliament in Wellington have been challenging to police, and have attracted a wide range of extreme activists; Massey University Professor Paul Spoonley argues that such extremism has been evident in New Zealand society for some time – more information and action will be needed to tackle it going forwards.
It has been interesting to watch media and public commentators come to the realisation – sometimes slowly – that the siege of the New Zealand Parliament was not simply an anti-vaccine mandate ‘protest’ but something with more sinister elements.
While researchers and journalists have noted the toxicity of some of the politics on display, as well as the presence of extreme fringe activists and groups, it should have come as little surprise.
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