Former politician Shane Te Pou confronts Lauren Southern, Stefan Molyneux in heated exchange

Far-right Canadian speakers Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneaux have been confronted by a former Labour party activist at MediaWorks' Auckland office. 

Shane Te Pou, a former candidate, campaign manager and executive member of the Labour Party, was signing-in at MediaWorks' reception when he came face-to-face with the controversial duo as they left the building after their interview with Newshub's Patrick Gower. 

"I said to them, 'Catch the next flight to Canada and don't let the door hit you on the backside on your way out'," Mr Te Pou recalled while speaking to RadioLIVE. He said they "said nothing" but then turned around and confronted him. 

The pair - who had their speaking event at Auckland's PowerStation cancelled a few hours earlier - asked Mr Te Pou if he worked for the media, before telling him the media is "biased". He told them he doesn't work for the media, adding he has no interest in speaking to "fascists". 

"I don't care whether they're here, whether people want to listen to them, it really doesn't bother me. But they are hate speakers and I heard hate speech today," Mr Te Pou said, reflecting on comments the pair made during their interview with Gower. 

Mr Te Pou criticised the controversial pair for suggesting that those who support multiculturalism must then condone the stoning of young girls, because they believe the West is currently being taken over by Islamic extremism. 

"It's an attack on moderate Islam," Mr Te Pou told RadioLIVE. 

"It's like saying to me that if you're a Christian you support the slaughter of the 50 people in Orlando in the USA because they were gay," he said, referring to the June 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting where 49 people were killed. 

"Racists often see the world in absolutes. I believe that they are white superiorists. I think that they want to denigrate any race or religion that doesn't agree with their very narrow focus."

The Canadian pair's visit has been a source of controversy, with Auckland Mayor Phil Goff saying they weren't welcome in any council-owned venues in Auckland because of their history of racism and intolerance.

They initially cancelled their event (part of a travelling roadshow around Australia and New Zealand) when they were denied the use of a council venue, but later confirmed they would still be coming. 

The event was due to be held at Auckland's PowerStation on Friday, but co-owner Peter Campbell told Newshub he cancelled the event shortly after it was revealed on social media they would be speaking there.

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