Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson receives death threats

Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson receives death threats

Marama Davidson has received death threats against her and her children for supporting a decision not to let two far-right Canadians speak in Auckland.

The Green Party co-leader posted on Facebook that she has received "vile" comments about death and rape made by supporters of Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux.

"Quite a lot of tears from supporters of the two...some quite vile disgusting death threats to me, my children...some rape threats and people just calling me the most disgusting names and abuse you could probably imagine," Ms Davidson wrote.

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She then took down the post but is trying to retrieve it to give to police.

Ms Southern and Mr Molyneux are well known for alt-right views and have preached what many consider to be hate speech. They were due to speak at Takapuna’s Bruce Mason centre, until Auckland Mayor Phil Goff intervened.

Mr Goff sent a clear message that the pair were not welcome at Auckland Council venues.

"I just think we've got no obligation at all - in a city that's multicultural, inclusive, embraces people of all faiths and ethnicities - to provide a venue for hate speech by people that want to abuse and insult others, either their faith or their ethnicity," Mr Goff told Newshub.

Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern.
Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern.

"These individuals who want to incite hatred against others are, in my view, not welcome here," he said.

Ms Davidson was not silenced by the vile threats and said in another post: "I will speak up because the voices that we want to promote and need for the future of our country and the world are voices who are inclusive and who speak with heart and passion for finding common ground - not voices who wedge us apart."