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Tuesday, 28 September 2021 11:29

Bridge too far

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: The Howl of a Protest was generally a success, well received by the public and, surprisingly, given evenhanded coverage by most media.

Milking It was on board with Groundswell's efforts then to send a strong message, but having a second crack at it feels like a mistake. One look at the comments underneath Groundswell's recent Facebook post about a second protest make it clear, the risk of farmers' genuine concerns being high-jacked by fringe nutters is through the roof.

The goodwill from Howl 'part one' is very likely to be undone during 'part two' - cameras trained not on hard-working farmers with valid concerns, but on banners pushing everything from anti-vax theories, to 'global reset' conspiracy nonsense.

As a mate of Milking It quipped, "the best advice we can offer is, 'quit while you're ahead'".

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