Auckland candidate speaks out against racist vandalism

Auckland candidate speaks out against racist vandalism

Love Aotearoa Hate Racism utterly condemn the vile attacks on Auckland candidate Masooma Mehdi, who is standing for election to the Howick Local Board. Last week, some as-yet-unknown racists vandalized her campaign boards, smashing them while leaving the other candidates’ hoardings intact. She has already been targeted by online trolls attacking her for being Muslim, but says that she has also had a lot of support from the community. This is a clear and deliberate attempt to intimidate Ms. Mehdi and target her based on her faith, and LAHR want to send a clear message - such behaviour is unacceptable and unwelcome in our communities. Mehdi’s campaign slogan, #YouAreUs, was first used in response to the Christchurch terror attacks to show solidarity with the Muslim community. It is central to…
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