Ice Cream like sludge hurled at Minister of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

By Taroi Black

A member of the crowd at today’s five year commemoration ceremony of the Canterbury earthquake took exception to Gerry Brownlee and hurled what appeared to be a substance similar to ice cream at the Minister of Earthquake Recovery in the region.

According to Te Kāea reporter Taroi Black the incident occurred as those in attendance at the ceremony headed towards the Avon River to lay flowers in memorial of the victims of the earthquake in 2011.

At the time an angry member of the crowd hurled a brown substance onto Mr Brownlee’s head and clothing.

While Cantabrians have vented a lot of frustration in regards to the Government's management of the earthquake recovery, Ngāi Tahu Chair Mark Solomon felt this ceremony wasn't the time or place for such displays.