March­ing for democ­racy

Central Leader - - News -

A March for Democ­racy is set to take place to­mor­row in protest at what or­gan­is­ers are call­ing a lack of action af­ter the anti-smack­ing ref­er­en­dum.

Or­gan­iser Colin Craig says the gov­ern­ment has ig­nored the 87 per­cent of peo­ple who voted for a change in the smack­ing law ear­lier this year.

He says the pre­vi­ous gov­ern­ment ig­nored two pre­vi­ous cit­i­zens-ini­ti­ated ref­er­enda, which saw 92 per­cent of peo­ple vote for tougher penal­ties on crim­i­nals and 82 per­cent who voted for fewer MPs in Par­lia­ment.

The march starts at the bot­tom of Queen St from 1.30pm.

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