A Radio NZ article
Analysis – Last week’s Covid-19 protest outside Parliament served as a warning that New Zealand is not immune to the kinds of anger seen overseas.
As Labour Party whip Kieran McAnulty put it: “I think everyone needs to be aware that things are starting to escalate.”
McAnulty himself had been abused by some with strong anti-vaccination views, and there has been increasingly violent rhetoric directed at government politicians and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. As a result, security for MPs has been stepped up.