Race group chased from university
|06 Mar 2017 14:42 PM|
Green MP Marama Davidson says freedom of speech should not be seen as a licence to promote prejudice and hate.
An organisation calling itself the European Students Association was refused permission to run a stall at the Auckland University orientaiton, but has shifted its activities across the road to AUT University.
Ms Davidson says such groups claim free speech in a way that demonstrates how some people's free speech can be privileged over the rights of others.
It's part of a trend of racism and bigotry.
"The international environment for it has come about because of things like Brexit, because of things like Trump being elected. I think it has also become more popular for people to be able to stand on their bigoted bigoted racist views," she says.Copyright © 2017, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com