According to New Zealand’s Chinese website Skykiwi.com reported on August 25, at local time 4pm on August 24, a man of Chinese descent stood at No. 268 Queen Street, Auckland “protesting” wearing a poster of English writings. Because the content of the “protest” contained many views of racial discrimination violent conflict almost broke out.
This man’s poster started with “Chinese is pig, do you agree it?” (I wish I could read the entire thing from the photo, but apparently his English isn’t that great.)
His writing also included
90% Chinese girl they support global sexual service
90% Chinese don’t know polite ,don’t recognize Chinese nation,ancestor
this is shit & cheap human
This is pig psychology culture, fucking big pig
This man’s action attracted many passers-by to stop and watch, some even took pictures of him. In addition to the poster he was wearing, there is a small cardboard next to him, it read
if agree, please give some coin for supporting me stay here everyday. if don’t agree,thanks your for your kindly reading .don’t talk,don’t speak.no argument please
The reporter waited about 30 minutes, 3 – 4 westerners donated coins to show support.
Two bystanders called police, but the police never showed and this man’s action was causing some strong dissatisfactions among the passing Chinese people. Mr. Liu (not his real name) told the reporter that he already call the police 20 minutes ago, but they have not shown up yet. Then he once again called the police.
One Chinese student went up to talk to him but was stopped by others because the police have not shown up yet. Another Chinese student came forward, threw his backpack down on the floor and grabbed the man by his collar and pushed him into the wall. Mr. Liu and the reporter rushed to stop him quickly and advised the student not to fall for (perhaps) this man’s trap.
Afterwards the reporter advised the student to leave the scene to avoid the man from blaming him if the police do show up later.
latest update from SkyKiwi:
The man was captured in a video, saying he is not short of money…
“The Poster Man” was taken away by the police 2 days later
This news reported by SkyKiwi became a hot topic in the New Zealand Chinese Community. Many SkyKiwi internet users expressed great anger towards the “Poster Man’s action.
Today the “poster man” again appeared on Queen Street with the poster and also attracted many Chinese people. Around 4 pm or so, according to witness accounts, a Chinese man wearing glasses suddenly dashed away his poster. The “poster man” shouted “Stop him!” and chased after him along the Queen Street. Two men engaged in a physical fight.
At the time a roadside security guard witnessed the whole thing and thought it was a robbery, so he held the man wearing glasses and told the gathered Chinese people to not take any pictures.
Later someone call the police, the police arrived and took control of the two men at Lorne St. behind Queen St. The Chinese man wearing glasses was very emotional. He was questioned by the police at a side. Witness said the man wearing glasses read the news and actually came here to take such action.
In the end the police confiscated the poster and finally took the “poster man” away in the police car.