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Prime minister slates Destiny Church over 'illegal, morally wrong' gathering

The protest organised and hosted by Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki yesterday was "a slap in the face" for Aucklanders who were complying with level 3 rules, the prime minister says.

Protests were held across the country yesterday, with up to 2000 people demonstrating against lockdowns in Auckland's Domain.

The Destiny Church is planning two more rallies against pandemic lockdowns later this month.

At this afternoon's Covid-19 update, Jacinda Ardern said the police response to yesterday's protest was an operational matter.

"It's very important I don't step into that.

"I do of course have a personal view on the protest itself; it was wrong, obviously it was illegal but also it was morally wrong.

"What does it say to every Aucklander who has given up a huge amount over the past few weeks to do the right thing and keep other Aucklanders safe? It was a slap in the face to them."

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