Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Protesting In New Zealand

Pulled out of school on a Monday morning by my mum and dad I was going with them to protest at a rugby game, the Springboks game . We drove all the way to Hamilton on the cloudiest day. When arriving we saw the stadium.We quickly joined the huge crowd of protesters waving signs that said “Stop The Tour” and singing. Rugby fans threw bottles and cans at us. As we entered the field they shouted,”Get off the field!” But we didn't.

We stayed at every game chanting in unison “1,2,3,4 we don't what no racist tour”. We chanted for hours and hours at every game there was. Fans didn't like what we did but we didn't care we wanted the tour to stop so we chanted more. Fans got very angry and threw a lot of cans.

Countries boycotted South Africa by stopping playing sports with them and stopping trading with them. But NZ ignored this and went back on their agreements not to play and invited the Springboks, South Africa’s rugby team to play sports in New Zealand. And this is why we started to protest.

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