Friday, June 05, 2009
Marching Against the Motorway
"John Key! Hear us say! We don't want your motorway!"
Over 300 local residents marched along the proposed route of the SH20 Motorway extension in Auckland, braving the wind, rain and an over zealous police force intent on pushing people onto footpaths so sacrosanct traffic could flow unabated.
Spirits were high on the march, as the chants of "Who's streets? Our streets! Who's homes? Our Homes!" echoed down the roads of Waterview, Hendon Ave and Owairaka. Locals were joined by activists from Socialist Aotearoa, the Unite union, the Greens and the Labour party, and there was a lot of talk about direct action and escalating the campaign to the next level.
TVNZ News video HERE