The 1st and 2nd of March

Why would anyone march in protest these days?

Yesterday’s bridge-crossing and today’s march on the heart of Auckland are tangible and stimulating evidence of discontent which flags to the Government that grassroot action is alive and growing in New Zealand. It signals to grassroot New Zealand; those that march and those who are watching, that we are not asleep, nor are we powerless.

Already, the Prime Minister has dismissed the march and the marchers, saying the plans his government have made will not be changed, but statements of denial will serve only to embolden New Zealanders and multiply actions like the bridge crossing and today’s hikoi.

If the march fails to effect change, the marchers succeed. If change does come about, the marchers succeed.

Looks as though the marching season is off to a powerful start!