Book Tiki Taane for next Blockade the Budget
Well done Auckland Police.
After the first blockade, the Police were embarrassed and decided to confront and beat upon students in a manner not seen since the pub crawls of the early 1990's for the second blockade. Using South Auckland policing tactics on middle class white kids in the central city will birth an angry harvest and Police leaders will be questioning the wisdom of creating a righteous grievance.
Perhaps the Student Association should book Tiki Taane for an impromptu performance for the next protest that is being planned...
Tiki Taane accused of taunting police Chart-topping musician Tiki Taane could face charges after he chanted obscenities in front of police officers at a Palmerston North gig.
Taane, whose song Always On My Mind topped the New Zealand music charts for two weeks, was performing at the Bassy Bizniz show at Mr Cue in Taonui St when police turned up.
Acting Palmerston North Inspector Brett Calkin said police entered Mr Cue to perform a routine inspection about 1.15am on Sunday.
Taane began chanting the words "F*** the police", prompting the officers to speak to a person associated with the singer, Calkin said. "He apparently stopped using that terminology."
But when police went to leave, Taane resumed his earlier chants, Calkin said.
...and the Police can be rest assured their over the top handling of the second protest will ensure an angrier and larger confrontation for the next.
But seriously, well done Auckland Police, your ill thought out alpha male bullshit tactics have created an anger I could never have achieved with a 1000 blog postings.
Let's be very clear, the Police actions have seeded this response, be it on their heads the counter reaction.