Street party comes up Trumps
WHO said freedom of speech was being repressed because the world was becoming too politically correct?
Within minutes of appearing at the Agnew St party dressed like United States President Donald Trump, Kiel Soper said it became abundantly clear his choice of costume wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea.
There were hundreds on the narrow street, many dressed in stars and stripes or as 1960s peace hippies.
Mr Soper (21), of Athol, was one of many people dressed as ‘‘the Don’’ at the party, and said while most saw the humour in his outfit, some saw it as an opportunity to say what they really thought about Trump.
‘‘I guess he’s such a controversial figure that people find it interesting.
‘‘I wasn’t even going to get dressed up for this, but I saw the mask in a store for $20 and I thought, ‘why not?’ ’’
The Agnew St party is considered by tertiary students to be the ‘‘ugly stepsister’’ of the Hyde St party.
At its height, about 2000 people were in the North Dunedin street, prompting police to form a barrier and a oneway door policy.
A police spokeswoman said those at the party were generally wellbehaved.
Seven males, aged 1723, were arrested for disorderly behaviour and one was arrested for possession of can nabis, the spokeswoman said.
A St John spokeswoman said only two people received minor injuries at the party and were transported to Dunedin Hospital.
The party wound down about 5pm.
Taking it to the street . . . About 2000 people attended the Agnew St party on Saturday.
Peace out . . . Gina Astbury (20, left), of Dargaville, and Paige Walsh (21), of Dunedin, spread peaceful vibes.
The Don . . . Kiel Soper dressed as United States President Donald Trump.