16 Feb 2022

Tow firms sympathetic to Parliament protestors, won't move cars

From First Up, 5:51 am on 16 February 2022

A tow truck operator says the reason towies won't move the vehicles illegally blocking streets outside of Parliament is not due to safety concerns as claimed by police - it's because they sympathise with the protesters. There's growing frustration over an apparent lack of action to remove the vehicles, and an offer of free parking at Sky Stadium has largely been ignored. In recent days police have referred to the concerns of tow truck companies after staff were threatened by protesters. Police Commissioner Andrew Coster yesterday tried to allay their fears, and appealed for towies to come and help. But Greg Cox, who owns Wellington's Cox Heavy Salvage, told our producer Matthew Theunissen that safety concerns aren't what's stopping tow companies from getting involved.