attacks against politicians

Is NZ unique in its disrespect for elected officials?

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We have so much freedom in New Zealand that our militant elements feel free to throw things at our elected officials. We are so tolerant in New Zealand that the people who throw things  at our elected officials get away with a slap on the wrist with a wet bus ticket.  Perhaps this is why the the attacks are happening more frequently.

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Attacks in New Zealand have not been restricted to soft projectiles, such as dildos and mud.

Ann Tolley's office was hit by a Molotov cocktail attack overnight

Ann Tolley’s office was hit by a Molotov cocktail attack overnight

Molotov cocktails were thrown into Government minister Anne Tolley’s Whakatane office overnight and anti-TPPA graffiti was scrawled on a wall outside.

Police said Tolley’s office was under police guard following the attack, which comes at a time of high tensions over the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

The attempted firebombing comes after vandals broke into Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee’s Christchurch office on Monday morning and poured fuel in a room before leaving.

-Stuff

So how do we compare with the rest of the world?  Is this appalling behaviour restricted to New Zealand?

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