Sailing great Sir Russell Coutts is hitting out at what he calls “ever-increasing erosion of our human rights” and has announced he will join the anti-COVID vaccine mandate protests at Parliament.
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Sir Russell says he’s not “anti-vaccine” and is COVID-immunised himself, but is against “forced vaccinations”.
“I’m heading to Wellington next week to join the protest,” Sir Russell wrote on Facebook. “It’s the first time I’ve ever felt compelled to join a protest.”
The Government hasn’t forced people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. It has, however, mandated coronavirus vaccinations for workers in certain industries and roles, with redeployment off the front lines possible for those who refuse, to help reduce the impact of the virus that’s killed more than 5.8 million people and infected over 417 million around the world.
Sir Russell said he’s against “discrimination” and a “them and us” society.
“I’m also against the irrational COVID rules that are currently being mandated in New Zealand,” Sir Russell said, going on to lambast managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ), mask rules and other coronavirus restrictions.
“So yes, I’ll be joining the protest in Wellington,” he added.
The Government is currently under intense scrutiny amid the anti-COVID vaccine mandate protests at Parliament – where demonstrators have now been camped out for 10 days. Despite being trespassed from Parliament’s grounds, a large amount of protesters remain…blah blah blah…Continues with usual pro-Jacinda /anti-protest propaganda…
“A large amount of protestors remain”? aww c’mon Newshub, the numbers are growing as more and more flock to the Freedom Camp. And what’s more, similair protests are happening around NZ. I will be attending the Christchurch event at Cranmer Square tomorrow with camera in hand.
Take a bow Russell Coutts: Great to see a respected figure SHOWING THE COURAGE THAT OUR POLITICIANS LACK.