Victoria Park skate competition turns bad, alleged violence


Allegations of violence and vandalism, some of which was caught on film, have emerged after a skate competition at Auckland's Victoria Park skate park. This video, uploaded to high-end video site Vimeo, shows a grown man shoving a young skater off his skateboard onto the ground. The video also shows an argument between a regular skater who claims to have been involved in the design of the skate park and the man. There are also allegations that participators were given spray cans and asked to graffiti the names of sponsors onto the park's skate ramps. Mayor Len Brown has made known his intentions to investigate, writing on Twitter and Facebook. 26th March 2012

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