Condemned by Labour, NZ First and the Greens but Mana still thinks swastikas and flag burnings are ok
The swastika flags and flag burnings by anti-Israel protestors have been condemned by Labour, NZ First and the Greens.
But the screaming skull, John Minto, thinks that such demonstrations are just fine with him and the Mana party.
Mana activist John Minto is defending the defacing of Israeli flags at an anti-Israel march in Auckland, saying it was an appropriate form of protest due to the “massacre”.
Hundreds of people turned out during the weekend march to protest the Israeli offensive in Gaza, which has resulted in more than 600 Palestinians being killed as Israel bombards the Gaza Strip.
Right-wing blog Whale Oil has posted images showing protesters, including Mana members, burning a US and an Israeli flag as well as one of an Israeli flag with a Nazi swastika imposed upon it.
These actions have been condemned by Labour, NZ First and the Greens.
Minto said he was not aware of the burning, but did not believe it was inappropriate.
“I can’t see what the problem is,” Minto said. “Flags have been burnt in demonstrations and protests for hundreds of years so it’s no big deal.”