25 Jul 2022

Ak mayoral candidates on Saturday's motorway protest

From First Up, 5:38 am on 25 July 2022

Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki led a thousand or so protesters on a march that caused major disruptions in Auckland on Saturday. Protest organisers said they wanted to cause "motorway mayhem in Auckland.", which they achieved by walking onto the southern motorway and blocking traffic. Auckland mayoral candidate Leo Molloy has been widely reported to be a friend of Brian Tamaki and his wife Hannah, even appearing on a video with Brian Tamaki and the leader of Groundswell. So our producer Matthew Theunissen asked what Mr Molloy made of the weekend's protest. ** Fellow mayoral candidate Viv Beck opposes the protesters' tactics, but says there is a lot of concern and anger about decisions being made by central government.