Amidst the racial turmoil in the United States, New Zealand has been standing in peaceful solidarity alongside those seeking change.
Yesterday [June 3, 2020], some locals even performed a ceremonial Maori Polynesian dance [known as a haka] to promote peacetime and demonstrate unity. The passion in their performance can be seen, heard, and felt.
Photographs of citizens kneeling in Aotea Square, with raised fists, also emerged on social media. The organizers of the march re-iterated this message to the crowds: “[. . .] peaceful, passive and respectful protest [. . .] We need to respect the law in order for the law to listen to us.”