Green Party statement on Ihumātao
6 August 2019
“I am in constant communication with all parties involved, and I am assured that de-escalation is what everybody wants,” Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson said today.
“In light of increased police presence in the middle of the night as well an influx of extra supporters this morning, the kaitiaki have done incredibly well to keep everybody calm.
“The mana whenua want to keep their focus on the protecting the land, and are working really hard to maintain a peaceful presence.
“The Greens will continue to ensure that a good faith platform is maintained for resolution discussions.
“In my view, less police will set up a good ground for good faith discussions to continue.