Anti-government protesters gather outside New Zealand's parliament

Anti-government protesters gather outside New Zealand
# 23 August 2022 09:15 (UTC +04:00)

About 2,000 anti-government demonstrators gathered outside New Zealand’s parliament on Tuesday to vent their frustration on a range of issues nearly six months after protesters were forcibly removed from the grounds of the legislature, APA reports citing Reuters.

The protesters, organised by the Freedom and Rights Coalition, arrived from around New Zealand and assembled on the lawns outside parliament in the capital, Wellington, as politicians worked inside.

People, some with placards calling for freedom, were protesting over a range of issues including tighter environmental regulations for farmers, a government bid to take over regionally owned water assets and now largely removed COVID-19 restrictions.

"Our government, they're not really working for us," said protester Danny Hanif who had travelled from his home near the town of Hamilton.