A general state of panic has taken over the City of Hamilton today as Police announced a plan to go on strike for a single night this month. Despite calls for transparency, the police have shut down all communication on the subject to the media and will not disclose the reason for the strike; although it is assumed to be over unsafe working hours and conditions.
Several concerned citizens have voiced their outrage that a peace keeping force like the police can just walk off the job, leaving the good, law abiding citizens of Hamilton at the mercy of ruthless gangs. Others have called the police cowards and have attempted to call them out saying that Hamilton will dissolve into Anarchy.
It is thought that the Hamilton City Council may be able to reach out to Auckland and Rotorua for a skeleton staff on the night… though these reports have not been confirmed.