Kiwis turn out in numbers to demand justice for ‘Roast Buster’ survivors
Over 1,500 kiwis have rallied to demand justice after the announcement of the NZ Police decision not to lay charges in the ‘Roast Busters’ saga.
After yesterday's 3pm announcement, online activist community ActionStation started a petition calling for a formal independent review of the decision not to lay charges. Within hours the petition had reached over 1,500 signatures and numbers continue to rise. (Update: the the petition has now passed 3,000 signatures.)
“New Zealanders care about justice for the brave young women who came forward. First the Police Conduct Authority found that systematic errors had lead to bungling of the original complaints, now after no less than seven women placed formal complaints and the alleged perpetrators bragged about their actions on social media, it boggles the mind that no charges have been laid,” says Campaign Director Nicole Skews.
“Our members are asking the Minister of Justice and the Minister for Police to review this decision. ActionStation is a community of people committed to fairness, and this result is anything but fair.”
The petition will be delivered to Parliament next month and ActionStation is hoping to present it directly to Hon. Amy Adams and Hon. Michael Woodhouse.