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Reactionary thug filmed assaulting Dunedin Occupation protestor


49 year old man arrested after head-butting protestor.

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TV3 caught a violent assault in Dunedin’s Octagon, as a reactionary thug head-butted one of the Occupation protestors.

Perhaps that thug should be directing his anger at the corporate greed and corruption that resulted in a global banking meltdown; recession; and loss of millions of jobs worlwide.  Why blame the victims here in New Zealand (and elsewhere) for events so far removed from our country  that we have little  control over what happens in the Boardrooms of Wall St, USA.

Perhaps those protestors would have jobs had the recession not doubled NZ’s unemployement rate from 3.8% in 2007 to around 6.5% currently. And those protestors might have jobs had our current government not wasted three years tinkering with the welfare system, rather than implementing job-creation policies.

Even Business NZ has voiced it’s public frustration at National’s lack of economic plan,


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Anyway, “thanks” to ACT, if convicted, that ignorant fool will have Strike One on his police record.



  1. 2 November 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Should head-butt John Key and let out some of the sawdust he has for brains!

  2. Tom Sawyer
    10 November 2011 at 1:21 pm

    The guy is a bloody idiot. Christ allmighty if we all went around headbutting people we disagreed with,it’d be chaos out there. I see enough of this shit in Courtney Place on Friday and Saturday nights.

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