Season's Greetings Old Friend.
The protesters were making an impassioned 'Last-Stand'.
Why not let the pictures be taken, the Television Paparazzi drink their fill and leave them to it?!
I have every confidence they would have decided they'd made their point and moved on by early afternoon.
This would have left the Bourgeoisie to their ritual back-slapping and congratulatory "..Yoicks!...Gadzooks!...I say!! Well done!!" and the deed would be done. No nastiness, no arresting of perfectly upstanding people and no exercise in Police harassment necessary.
Some gentially-challenged official with a personal power deficit had to complain to the Police. After-all, lying down is tantamount to willfull destruction n'est pas?
What WOULD have been useful was someone with a portable jack-hammer creating a trench accross the 'Hell Highway', making a REAL mark and a show of Wellington Residential Ratepayer Power to those megalomaniacs on Council.
It's probably all they understand.
Seditious?! So be it!!
I for one am heartily sick of the Mad-Wife and sometime Cook playing Monopoly with Resident's money!
Happy New Year.