De­fence fo­rum

Whanganui Midweek - - NEWS -

We agree with ev­ery word of your pow­er­ful de­nun­ci­a­tion of the de­fence fo­rum in Palmerston North. Along with oth­ers from Whanganui, in­clud­ing Quak­ers and the Angli­can Bishop of Welling­ton, Justin Duck­worth, we took part in the protest march on Wed­nes­day and were sur­prised at the huge po­lice con­tin­gent, stand­ing around in­side the Cen­tral En­ergy Trust Arena fence look­ing bored.

It’s a shame Palmerston North, which calls it­self Peace City, hosted this event. By do­ing so, it chose to fa­cil­i­tate the man­u­fac­ture of weapons which is es­ti­mated to be worth $249 for ev­ery per­son world­wide per year. Nga mihi DAVID SCOULLAR AND JULIET KOJIS


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