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GE-free people should follow their own advice

LSN Media Release
GE-free people should follow their own advice
November 14, 2002

It would be a good idea if GE-free spokesman Jon Carapiet was to take his own advice the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston, said today.

“I am astounded that he should tell us to keep away from his event on Saturday when his organisation, and others, are planning a noisy and intrusive protest outside the international biotechnology conference in Auckland on Monday.

“Talk about double standards.

“Why is it that some people believe free speech and protest is the right of activists who are opposed to things but not to people who want to support things?

“I am sure the majority of Aucklanders who do not share Mr Carapiet’s views will make their own decisions about whether or not they express those views at his rally. We support their right to do so.

“But Mr Carapiet should refrain from trying to create a problem when there isn’t one. And if he can’t stand the heat of his views being challenged in public he should get off the stage,” concluded Dr Rolleston.

ENDS

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