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August 10, 2009 | by  | in News |
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Tolley resig— Holy shit, Salient cancels Lundy 500

Salient’s controversial Lundy 500 protest has been cancelled following a huge public outcry.

The event received universal condemnation from numerous figures in the community following its announcement on 31 July.

The protest was to have seen vehicles travel from Petone to Palmerston North, the same route travelled by convicted double murderer Mark Lundy on the ninth anniversary of the murder of his wife Christine and daughter Amber, August 29.

Salient Editor Jackson Wood cancelled the event three days after its announcement after talking with three branches of the Lundy family.

Wood conveyed his sincerest apologies for the hurt the proposed event had caused.

“I spoke to the families and apologised completely,” Wood said.

“The event was never intended to focus on the Lundy case, but wider problems in this country’s justice system.”

Wood said an upcoming issue of Salient about New Zealand’s justice system would address those inconsistencies.

Salient plans to go ahead with the justice issue because it is important we, as students, question the system and continue talking about it,” he said.

Salient’s justice issue is planned for release on 17 August.

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  1. ed says:

    Good intentions but it was in farking poor taste

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