A Wellington Central electoral candidate says that a recently announced white supremacist group in Wellington cannot be tolerated. The so-called ‘Western Guard’ announced yesterday that they have a Wellington chapter.
“We cannot allow what has happened in the USA to happen here,” says Gayaal, a union lawyer and Wellington candidate for the Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign. “We will shut down any attempt that white supremacists make to propagate their hate.”
Gayaal highlights the case of the white supremacist Auckland European Students Association, which was forced to disband after mobilisations by opposition groups. “As we’ve seen in Auckland, mobilisation works in shutting down white supremacy,” says Gayaal.