This notorious international group exists in NZ — how big it is remains unclear, although the numbers shown give some idea. The picture at right suggests Antifa instigators yesterday turned up. They were fully masked and unidentifiable, throwing pre-planted blocks into the crowd, starting fires, then taking off. Chantelle Baker says: “Some definitely could be protestors who got carried away, but there are seriously nasty people who genuinely want to see people hurt.”

The main fire — which happened to torch The Mallard’s slide — started when a Cretin Coster Cop kicked a generator over onto a tent. But some people then threw gas bottles onto the fire.