7 Aug 2019

Whāngarei police defend shut-down of loud hellfire preacher

From Morning Report, 7:54 am on 7 August 2019

Police and the Whāngarei council are defending their decision to shut down a 'hellfire-and-brimstone' preacher in the city mall.

The preacher - who is blessed with a loud voice - was asked to move on after delivering a lengthy old-style sermon to bemused shoppers in Cameron Street recently.

But free speech campaigners are now challenging the use of police to silence him.

RNZ's Lois Williams reports.