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Articles and Features

Collection of articles, predominantly from New Zealand media outlets, around the Black Lives Matter movement and marches in Aotearoa. The links included in the list focuses on New Zealand's news and current events pages that reported on the marches in Aotearoa as well as articles on the trial and verdict of Derek Chauvin.

BLACK LIVES MATTER: THE BIGGEST MARCH IN WELLINGTON IN A DECADE

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Anna Harcourt

In the biggest march the city has seen in a decade, an estimated 20,000 Wellingtonians turned out for the Black Lives Matter march on Sunday June 14. Here we share some photos and quotes from the speakers.

BLM protests across NZ, Little says 'we've got to change'

Otago Daily Times

Daisy Hudson

Thousands of people have gathered for Black Lives Matter rallies in centres around the country this afternoon.

Black Lives Matter

Victoria University

Professor Grant Guilford

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington affirms its support for the goals of the Black Lives Matter movement, and its commitment to addressing systemic racism, injustice, and violence.

Black Lives Matter Solidarity And Anti-racism Rally, 14 June 2020

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Third Culture Minds

People around Aotearoa New Zealand will be coming together on Sunday 14 June to stand together in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and unify against racism in our country and the rest of the world.

Black Lives Matter outrage must drive police reform in Aotearoa-New Zealand too

The Conversation

Katey Thom & Khylee Quince

Kua takoto te manuka – the laying down of the manuka leaves – is part of the traditional Māori wero (challenge) that serves to symbolically question another group’s motives or intentions.

As we witness the Black Lives Matter protests spread from the US to Aotearoa-New Zealand, the wero is about facing institutional racism at home.

Black Lives Matter protests are about more than statues for New Zealand

Stuff

Glenn McConnell

Huge numbers of Kiwis returned to the streets over the weekend to protest for an end to racism – but debate since then has been focused on art.

There is plenty to be said of the colonial-era statues that fill public squares and parks around the country. But discussions about what to do with old statues of dead warmongers and white supremacists pale in comparison to the challenges of, for instance, reforming the education and criminal justice systems.

Black Lives Matter: Auckland protesters gather for march on Queen St

Newshub

Lana Andelane/
Kethaki Masilamani

Demonstrators have gathered in Auckland's CBD to protest in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, a global campaign that has gained significant traction since the alleged murder of African-American man George Floyd by a white police officer on May 25.

Black Lives Matter: How you can support the movement from New Zealand

Stuff

Josephine Franks

Since George Floyd’s death, protests have erupted across the world, including in New Zealand.

Racialised police brutality is not new, but recent events have brought the issue of racism into sharp focus worldwide.

Black Lives Matter: Thousands at Auckland and Wellington marches

Stuff

Catrin Owen & Andre Chumko

Thousands of people have gathered in Auckland and Wellington for a second stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Darnella Frazier: Teenager's footage of George Floyd's death 'meant everything' to the case

NZ Herald

Sam Clench

Americans are heaping praise on the teenager who filmed Derek Chauvin pressing his knee into George Floyd's neck for almost 10 minutes, suggesting her footage is "the only reason" the former police officer was found guilty of murder yesterday.