21 Mar 2009

"White pride" march held in Christchurch

12:06 pm on 21 March 2009

About 30 people gathered in Christchurch on Saturday in a demonstration of white pride".

The demonstration involved a silent march from Cathedral Square to Victoria Square. It was organised by the Nationalist Alliance.

The majority of participants were skinheads wearing black tee-shirts, army pants, black boots and carried placards saying "equals rights for whites".

Chairman Kyle Chapman says white people are often subject to racism but his group has no negative feelings toward other ethnicities.

The march co-incided with the United Nation's international day for the elimination of racial discrimination.