Street party comes up Trumps

About 2000 people attended the Agnew St party on Saturday. Photos: Gregor Richardson
About 2000 people attended the Agnew St party on Saturday. Photos: Gregor Richardson
Who said freedom of speech was being repressed because the world was becoming too politically correct?

Within minutes of appearing at the Agnew St party dressed like United States President Donald Trump, Kiel Soper said it became abundantly clear his choice of costume wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

There were hundreds on the narrow  street, many dressed in stars and stripes or as 1960s peace hippies.

Mr Soper (21), of Athol, was one of many people dressed as "the Don" at the party, and said while most saw the humour in his outfit,  some saw it as an opportunity to say what they really thought about Trump.

Gina Astbury (20, left), of Dargaville, and Paige Walsh (21), of Dunedin, spread peaceful vibes.
Gina Astbury (20, left), of Dargaville, and Paige Walsh (21), of Dunedin, spread peaceful vibes.
"I guess he’s such a controversial figure that people find it interesting.

"I wasn’t even going to get dressed up for this, but I saw the mask in a store for $20 and I thought, ‘why not?’"

The Agnew St party is considered by tertiary students to be the "ugly stepsister" of the Hyde St party.

At its height,  about 2000 people were in the North Dunedin street, prompting police to form a barrier and a one-way door policy.

A police spokeswoman said those at the party were generally well-behaved.

Kiel Soper dressed as United States President Donald Trump.
Kiel Soper dressed as United States President Donald Trump.
Seven males, aged 17-23, were arrested for disorderly behaviour and one was arrested for possession of cannabis, the spokeswoman said.

A St John  spokeswoman said only two people received minor injuries at the party and were transported to Dunedin Hospital.

The party wound down about 5pm.

john.lewis@odt.co.nz

Comments

Quote - "Who said freedom of speech was being repressed because the world was becoming too politically correct?".....Well that's a broad statement!

Has the ODT has fallen into the trap of believing that freedom of speech is alive and well, ONLY when you can freely express your feelings towards the President of the USA? Because it's become patently obvious the world wide left wing media have declared 'open season' on the legally elected Donald Trump.

World wide left wing media? Read broadly do you?

It's a Student PARTY, not an ideological event.

< Why are you dressed in a cassock?

'Eh? Is this not the Agnus Dei?: