New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern shrugs off car chase by anti-vaccination protesters

Posted by on January 25, 2022 7:47 pm
Categories: Global Stories

A car of protestors yelled ‘shame on you’ as they pursued the prime minister’s van but Ardern says she wasn’t worried for her safety

New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern has said “at no point was I worried about my safety” after her van was chased and forced on to a curb by anti-vaccination protesters.

Footage of the incident, which took place last week, was posted to social media in recent days. It shows protesters shouting slogans at the van, including “shame on you,” and “we do not consent”. A person filming inside a car is heard saying “there’s Jacinda” and “​​Oh this is fun, we’re on a chase.” The car pursues the prime minister’s van and at one point someone inside calls the prime minister “a Nazi” and shouts various obscenities. As their vehicle tries to block the van, the van is forced on to the curb to avoid it, then continues on.

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