As British activist Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull sought shelter at Auckland Central Police Station after her Let Women Speak event was derailed by a counter-protest, Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki has begun leading another protest just hundreds of metres away.
Keen-Minshull – who goes by the name Posie Parker and says she is a women’s rights supporter – was rushed from Albert Park where she was meant to speak as part of a two-date New Zealand tour after a member of a counter-protest threw a bottle of tomato sauce over her.
Before she was hit by tomato soup, her attempts to speak were drowned out by the voices, musical instruments and fog horns of counter-protesters.
Keen-Minshull was helped to a waiting police car – with some trans-gender rights supporters trying to push their way through security to get to her – and driven from Albert Park.
Posie Parker is rushed from Albert Park. Photo / Dean Purcell
In a YouTube livestream, she asked the police officer driving the patrol car to take her to a police station as she was concerned about returning to her hotel, as a threatening note had been left under her door.
Counter-protesters have now arrived at Aotea Square, where Destiny Church is holding a rally.
Speakers at the rally are criticising sex education in schools and trans athletes.
About 500 Destiny supporters are at the rally, holding signs which say “Let our kids be kids” and “We represent fed-up families”.
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