NZers pepper sprayed for doing the Haka (Utah)

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  1. leekohler macrumors G5

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  2. MorphingDragon thread starter macrumors 603

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    What, think?

    Who do you think we are, the British? :p
     
  3. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Ha! Well now... :)
     
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    Well, he did ask them to 'make a hole', and they failed to respond. :confused:

    For me, I never pass-up an opportunity to watch the All Blacks do their pre-game routine.

    Sometimes the other side is funny to watch. :D
     
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    My first time seeing a haka, I can see how the police may have felt threatened. I guess if the police ask you to move or do something, maybe just do it?
     
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    If you aren't doing anything wrong you don't have to do what the police want.
     
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    It's the job of the police to ensure public safety. If they felt a riot was about to happen, and ask you to disperse then disperse. If you have a legit reason you want to do a haka or whatever you want, explain it to the police.


    Did you see the video? It looks threatening. I am not saying they were doing anything wrong, but if you only look at it from one side you fail to see the other side.

    EDIT: also "the group was blocking the only exit from the field for the teams." That's a hazard right there. Also the police apologized, and it's not like they shot anyone.


     
  10. Peterkro, Dec 8, 2011
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    "Once were warriors" there is so much bitterness,loss and pain in that phrase (I'm aware these people are Tongan and not Maori but Polynesian none the less),to see a proud and advanced people performing for the entertainment of the great consuming masses is a tragedy of Greek proportions (modern or ancient).Tino rangatiratanga is what is required not some carnival sideshow.
    (sorry if the bitterness is showing I feel very strongly about this)

    PS although not a direct translation self determination is close to Tino rangatiratanga.
     
  11. MorphingDragon thread starter macrumors 603

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    I'm sorry - any large gathering of people can cause a riot.

    I say grow a spine. America has many ties to Polyneisan cultures and should know what war dances look like by now. Hell it was just the Rugby word cup. Did America even know that was happening. You had a team.
     
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    Of course not. padding wasn't involved. ;)

    BL.
     

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