10 Mar 2017

Threats force change of venue for Wellington College protest

From Morning Report, 7:20 am on 10 March 2017

Students organising a protest against rape culture have been forced to change the venue from outside Wellington College after being threatened with violence.

Anti Rape protest sign

Anti Rape protest sign Photo: creative commons / Richard Potts

The protest was originally scheduled for Monday morning outside the college. It is now planned to begin at 4.30pm on Monday at Parliament and will then head to Civic Square.

One of the organisers, Mia Faiumu, says some Wellington College students have posted messages online threatening to run demonstrators down with their cars.