Six people have reportedly chained themselves to the front
desk of New Zealand Superfund offices in central Auckland in
a protest about investments in companies that profit from the
A video of the protest has been uploaded to Facebook, while
supporters continue the picket outside the building in
downtown Queen St.
A large banner reading, 'stop super funding Israeli
apartheid', greets anyone trying to enter the building.
The protesters are demanding an interview with the Superfund
A large noisy protest has gathered outside as students from
the university joined in the march down Queen St with
They have stopped at a side door of the tower block at 21
Queen St where NZ Superfund is housed, blocking the entry.
Earlier security guards locked the main double doors to
prevent protesters getting in.
About six police officers are lining the entry, ushering
workers in and out of the building.
Chants of "blood, blood, blood on your hands", and "boycott
genocide, boycott Israel'' are being shouted.
One protester asked, "Our taxes kill children, what do we
think of that?", which was met with cries of "shame, shame''.
The loud protest has grabbed the attention of a number if
passers by who have stopped to look on.
Only two people have objected to the protest, their criticism
met with shouts of, "you are complicit'' and "blood on your
The chants were interrupted by an announcement that the six
people upstairs had gained an interview with the Superfund
- By Patrice Dougan of APNZ