ACT says freedom of speech is at risk in response to Posie Parker
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ACT says freedom of speech is at risk in response to Posie Parker

The ACT Party is warning that freedom of speech is under threat following the chaotic scenes in Auckland on Saturday. 

Members of the rainbow community acted aggressively towards British activist Posie Parker at the planned event in Albert Park.

The Brit was shouted down, jostled and had substances poured over her forcing her to flee without speaking at the 'Let Women Speak' rally.

ACT condemns the violence and intimidation that occurred at the protest towards Parker.

"What we saw are people in the protest resort to physical acts of violence," said Deputy leader Brooke Van Velden.

"I think that risks us becoming a divided society, where cancel culture spirals out of control.

"Posie Parker should have been able to speak in New Zealand.

"No matter how much people disagree with her views, she does have a right to say it and New Zealanders have a right to hear it."