By Paula Feather, Auckland, January 20th, 2013. Photos Credit: Paula Feather and Toni Anne Smith
It began as a cloudy day today, as a blanket of gloomy cloud covered Central Auckland. However, by the time 20 or more of us were marching from Aotea Square down Queen Street, the sun was shining and a little later a spread of dastardly chemtrails loomed high in the brilliant blue sky over Britomart, Auckland City.
As we proceeded down Queen Street, we stopped at the intersections of Wellesley, Victoria and Custom Streets for 15 minutes or so with various ones of us marking a corner to hold our placards while Vinny Eastwood moved from one corner to the next, speaking on his speaker system, informing the public of why we were there.
As we walked down, we chanted a slogan that a 21-year-old called Darren drummed up, which went something like: Stop spraying the skies, stop telling all the lies.
The people who saw us were evidently genuinely curious. Many stopped to find out more and were given flyers and had the placard diagrams explained to them.
Vinny Eastwood spoke of the damage that is happening to the world by the poisoning of the people and the environment and warned that it is effecting countries all over the world, both cities and farmland.
He also spoke about how chemtrails/geoengineering is going to affect our health and how it will effect food that is being grown on the land. He provided many other pointers too, like the type of chemicals being sprayed and where from et cetera. In between his proclamations we would start up with the chanting as we continued our walk.
We took a break at Britomart, and set the placards up while we had lunch, where people passed by and a few questioned what this all meant. We then returned the way we had come in the same vein, but without stopping at the intersections. (Except for waiting for the lights of course!)
As one of the protesters said, the thought of putting himself out there with others doing the same thing was a little scary, but when he got going and felt he was making a difference, he said he was so glad he had participated. I think that was the general feeling amongst us all today. We were so glad we had been part of this.