'I will defend my involvement'
"Today, I had a visit from two officers from the New Zealand Police at my home informing me that I was to be charged with two offences under the ever-changing laws passed by the government now known as the Covid-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 12)," Tamaki says.
"I am charged on the basis that I organised a gathering in an outdoor place during Alert Level 3. I am prepared to stand up and be heard when I see injustice and suffering. I am certainly not afraid to do so on any occasion, let alone at this vital time. I will defend my involvement and my right to do so."
In the full statement Tamaki states he was standing up for the people against "damaging" lockdowns by organising the protest.
Link to article and video: Brian Tamaki speaks out after protest charges - 'I will defend my involvement' (1news.co.nz)