Shon Key arrested at Pasifika

updated Heeni Brown
  • Tāmaki Makaurau

He kai-totohe i ngā mahi hē a Penny Bright e kimi urupare ana mō tana mauherenga i tētahi o ngā ahurei nuinui rawa o Tāmaki Makaurau. I roto i ngā kākahu o tōna āhua rua, a 'Shon Key', ka herea ia e ngā pirihimana i te hui Pasifika i tū i te whakamutunga wiki nei.

Nei rā te pepa nā ngā pirihimana i hoatu ki a Penny Bright e mea ana, i mauhere ai ia mō te uru poka i Te Ahurei o Pasifika i ngā rangi whakangā. 

"At the time of the arrest, what happened was a police constable had put her hand on my arm to forcibly escourt me and I just sat down as I wanted to do, I still had my Shon Key mask on holding my speech bubble and I said I'm not going until I get to discuss this with the inspector," hei tā Bright.

E koni atu ana i te kotahi tau iaianei a Penny Bright e whakatangata ana i tēnei āhua o "Shon Key".

Hei tā Bright, he ahuatanga tēnei hei whakapuaki ona whakaaro, "Why I dress up as Shon Key is because it's an effective form of street theatre, political satire, whistle blowing all wrapped up into one."

E ai ki nga pirihimana, i mauherea tetahi wahine ono tekau ma tahi tau te kaumatua mo te uru poka i Te Ahurei o Pasifika. Na whai ano, tana hari ki te Whare Pirihimana o Tamaki Makaurau, me te whakatau, kua tukuna te wahine nei kia waatea me tetahi tono whakatupato ki runga i a ia. 

"I do know my rights, I'm lawfully entitled as a citizen of this country to the freedom of expression under the bill of rights act, I'm entitled to peaceful assembly and I'm entitled not to be unlawfully discriminated against on the basis of political opinion," hei tā Bright.

Engari e mea ana a Bright, he koni i te wha tekau taima kua mauherengia ia mō āna mahi porotū i ngā tau, ā, ka kore rawa ana mahi porotu e mutu.