It appears that a man who was clearly “distressed” and over “exited” (or mentally unstable) set fire to his car in Cuba street Wellington and kept yelling things about youtube and fractional reserve banking.
It also appears the police had dealings with this man earlier in the week. I understand that until someone does something there can be no arrest or intervention but could the police not have done more for this poor soul?
Here is someone clearly causing havoc and who is clearly unstable causing danger to himself and the public and the police know about him and they just let him go? Or was it convenient for the powers that be to let a clearly deranged person do something irresponsible to smear the OWS and activists like myself !
What I find so very scary is the fact that this poor soul obviously had done his homework and really did try to tell people about the reality of our financial system and I fear he will be locked up simply because people here are so totally unaware of the fact that he was actually right about his protest but that in his need to expose the financial fraud he did something that he should not have done. Burning a car in a busy pedestrian road is simply unacceptable. No matter what the cause. It will distract from what you actually have to say and make yourself and your fellow activists look like nutters even more then they already do.
Violence is never the way!