The first leg of Rebel News reporter Avi Yemini’s A Rebel From The Start book launch was a resounding success, despite attempts by ‘woke’ activists to cancel the events. In a powerful show of solidarity, indigenous supporters greeted Avi with a traditional Māori welcome, exemplifying unity and strength.
However, the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul faced hurdles when the venue received threats from left-wing activists, leading to the event’s cancellation. But instead of yielding to the pressure, with assistance from Pastor Brian Tamaki, the event found a new home at the Destiny Church in Lower Hutt. Avi emphasized the importance of standing for freedom of speech and assembly, stating that threatening a book launch with violence is no better than burning a book.
In response to the cancellation, Antifa activists resorted to plastering posters in Wellington labelling Avi as a ‘racist’ and a ‘violent far-right thug’ in an attempt to stir controversy. Avi, however, fought back, highlighting his diverse background and relationships with people from different cultures and backgrounds, in contrast to the narrow-mindedness of the extremists.
Avi has faced controversies in the past, including a ban from entering New Zealand which was linked initially to a minor criminal conviction. However, it was later exposed that the real reason for the ban was the authorities’ fear of Avi’s “propensity to challenge opposing [establishment] views.” Despite this, the ban was eventually overturned, aligning perfectly with the timing of the completion of his book.
The book launch also had a successful turnout in Melbourne, Australia, where Avi held his first official Australian launch. Supporters showed their strong support by attending the event in large numbers.
For those who are interested, more book launch events are coming soon to cities near you. Stay tuned and bookmark the Rebel News website for event dates and updates.
Overall, Avi Yemini’s A Rebel From The Start book launch faced challenges and attempts to cancel the events, but the perseverance and support from supporters and like-minded individuals ensured the success of the first leg of the tour. Avi’s commitment to freedom of speech and his diverse background adds depth and relevance to his message, making his book launch a significant moment for those who believe in standing up against narrow-mindedness and promoting unity and understanding.