New Zealand tries old earworm hits to flush out protesters

  • Protesters watch as a man spins the tire on his motorcycle in wet conditions as they demonstrate their opposition to coronavirus vaccine mandates at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, on Saturday. The protest began when a convoy of trucks and cars drove to Parliament from around the nation, inspired by protests in Canada. (George Heard/NZME via AP)

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Some countries might send in a riot squad to disperse trespassing protesters. In New Zealand, authorities turned on the sprinklers and Barry Manilow.