Article Title:Shades of 1985 in hate marches
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:8th August 2004 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2469
Text:It is believed up to a thousand supporters of Brian Tamaki turned out at Aotea Square yesterday for the Destiny Church's hate march against gay marriage. Tamaki's protest began with a haka involving hundreds of men in Auckland's Aotea Square. Protestors, most wearing T-shirts depicting the 'Enough Is Enough' slogan of the campaign, clapped and cheered the haka. Speakers were also applauded loudly as they set out the aims of the campaign, one saying: "Marriage is between one man and one woman." The protest is a forerunner of a similar rally to be held outside Parliament on August 23rd. The event format will include speeches by various evangelical church leaders, who will be welcomed onto Parliament grounds by a 200-man Kapa Haka group. Echoing a similar hate rally in 1985 protesting homosexual law reform, the New Zealand national anthem will then be sung. The proceedings will commence at 10.15am at the Civic Square in Wellington City, with live entertainment while the crowd assembles. At 11.20am the gathering will leave Civic Square and march to Parliament via Lambton Quay.    
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