James Blunt has hilariously offered to help New Zealand authorities flush out hundreds of coronavirus vaccine protesters camped outside parliament in Wellington.
The demonstration, which has been raging on for almost a week, and police efforts to get the protesters to leave the parliament grounds have so far failed.
On Saturday it was reported that authorities even blasted music by Barry Manilow in another unsuccessful attempt to disperse the protesters – prompting James to cheekily suggest they play his music.
You’re beautiful: James Blunt (pictured) has hilariously offered to help New Zealand authorities with repelling hundreds of anti-vaxxer protesters camped outside parliament by playing his music
The British singer shared an article on how music is being used to disperse the group and Tweeted: ‘Give me a shout if this doesn’t work @nzpolice.’
Many of James’ fans praised him for offering his assistance, with one writing: ‘Cheers for the support, James.’
‘You won the internet, again,’ another person said.
Protest: The authorities have already blasted music by Barry Manilow and turned on water sprinklers in an unsuccessful attempt to disperse the protesters camped outside parliament
The self-deprecating hitmaker has never been afraid to poke fun at his music – especially his divisive 2005 hit You’re Beautiful.
He previously admitted the massively popular song ‘annoyed him’ because it was ‘force-fed down people’s throats’.
‘It became annoying, and then people start to associate the artist with the same word,’ he told Hello! magazine.
He also told the magazine that the song wrongly painted him as an ‘insanely serious person.’
‘Give me a shout’: On Sunday, James offered to help New Zealand authorities by playing his music to the crowd of protestors
‘It became annoying’: The self-deprecating hitmaker has never been afraid to poke fun at his music – especially his divisive 2005 hit You’re Beautiful
It comes as initial moves to try and flush out several hundred protesters who have been camped on the grounds in Wellington since Tuesday had little effect.
The protesters, who have been voicing their opposition to coronavirus vaccine requirements, responded to the soaking from the sprinklers by digging trenches and installing makeshift drainpipes to divert the water.
When a downpour struck on Saturday, their numbers only grew.
Protesters brought in bales of straw, which they scattered on the increasingly sodden grounds at parliament.
Some shouted, others danced and one group performed an Indigenous Maori haka.
By evening, parliament speaker Trevor Mallard had come up with a new plan to make the protesters uncomfortable: using a sound system to blast out vaccine messages, Barry Manilow songs and the 1990s hit Macarena on a repeat loop.
Protesters responded by playing their own tunes, including Twister Sister’s We’re Not Gonna Take It.
Protests: It comes as initial moves to try and flush out several hundred protesters who have been camped on the grounds in Wellington since Tuesday had little effect
At first there were more than 1,000 protesters but that number dwindled as the week wore on before growing again on Saturday.
Police have been taking a more hands-off approach since Thursday, when they arrested 122 people and charged many of them with trespassing or obstruction.
Officers who have been wearing protective vests but have not been using riot gear or carrying guns, had tried to slowly advance on the protesters.
Protesters watch as a man spins the tire on his motorcycle in wet conditions as they demonstrate their opposition to coronavirus vaccine mandates at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022
Police arrest people protesting against coronavirus mandates at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, on Feb. 10, 2022
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