Sir Russell Coutts on Mandates
Russell humbly acknowledged the sacrifices being made by so many of the people camped in Parliaments grounds; many having lost just about everything due to the mandates.
Here he is alongside New Zealand's two-time UCI Masters Mountain-Biking World Champion who, like Russell, does not like to lose - what a combination!
The Big Guns are arriving, in this case, Jason Kerrison. Jason is an entertainer (singer) with a brain and a conscience which makes for a formidable combination. We sat and chatted for what seemed ages. Jason is an intelligent, natural leader who is obviously much better at posing for the camera than I am.
They all want a piece of this world champion (hahaha, just kidding: it's the other way around). Here's Liz Gunn, of television fame, who needs no introduction. Liz, again, better at posing than me, is putting everything on the line: She is a true heroine! Here is her website, please support Liz: https://freenz.org/
We must not allow the real heroes of the day to be overshadowed by celebrities. These are the people doing the hard yards and who are putting everything they have on the line in Wellington.
The police are tightening their noose around the Freedom Village, placing huge concrete barriers around the perimeter yesterday morning, thus preventing these people from leaving with their vehicles and stopping essential services coming in, such as for emptying and cleaning the toilets. It looks like the police's tactics, for now, is to starve the people into submission.
Doing a great job at keeping the peace:
Here's a late-night tour of the Freedom Village:
Guess who came in and spoiled the peace a few hours later?
However, individually the cops have been great to deal with: