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4 February 2016

VIDEO: Māori lead massive TPPA democracy protest in NZ + photos

Video by Del Abcede/PMC

Video and photos by Del Abcede
AUCKLAND (AsiaPacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Māori protesters at the forefront of a massive people’s protest for democracy in Auckland today against the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).

Trade ministers from the 12 countries involved in this agreement signed the biggest trade deal in history. But a growing groundswell of opposition has shaken politicians in the government.

Many Māori and other New Zealanders believe the pact will erode democracy and undermine the country’s founding document, the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi.

More pictures here

A protest over the "Five Eyes" intelleigence surveillance on Pacific countries coordinated from New Zealand. Image: Del Abcede/PMC

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