Auckland Mayor Phil Goff cites chaos 'alt-right' Brit Milo Yiannopoulos caused in Aussie for rejecting Canadian speake - 2018-07-17

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F112.png Auckland Mayor Phil Goff cites chaos 'alt-right' Brit Milo Yiannopoulos caused in Aussie for rejecting Canadian speake July 17, 2018, Nick Truebridge, Stuff.co.nz

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff claims police were braced for disorder if two far-right Canadian speakers were given the green light to appear at a council-owned venue.

Earlier this month, Regional Facilities Auckland cancelled Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux's August 3 booking of the Bruce Mason Centre, citing concerns about "the health and safety of the presenters, staff and patrons".

Goff says the decision was not his, although he supported the cancellation, tweeting: "Views that divide rather than unite are repugnant and I have made my views on this very clear".

Meanwhile, the Free Speech Coalition, which is supported by figures across the political spectrum, has raised $90,000 for a potential judicial review of the cancellation.

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{{cite news | first = Nick | last = Truebridge | title = Auckland Mayor Phil Goff cites chaos 'alt-right' Brit Milo Yiannopoulos caused in Aussie for rejecting Canadian speake | url = https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/105545060/auckland-mayor-phil-goff-says-police-anticipated-problems-if-controversial-canadian-speakers-granted-use-of-council-venue | work = Stuff.co.nz | date = July 17, 2018 | accessdate = February 4, 2020 }}