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Over 25,000 tell government #TPPAWalkAway!

Published: Sun 16 Aug 2015 11:28 AM
Over 25,000 tell government #TPPAWalkAway!
Over 25,000 people have braved the elements all over the country, sending an unmistakeable message to the government to walk away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), according to It’s Our Future spokesperson Edward Miller.
“In twenty-one towns and cities across the country, the people of Aotearoa have spoken loudly and clearly, demanding their government listen to them and ditch this toxic deal”, said Edward Miller.
“The turnout today was absolutely phenomenal in so many locations. 10000 in Auckland, 5000 in Wellington, 4000 in Christchurch, 2000 in Dunedin, 2000 in Hamilton… the list goes on”, said Miller.
“A few weeks ago Trade Minister Groser called opponents of the TPPA ‘politically irrelevant’. Then he told news media he was engaged in a ‘war’ against TPPA opponents. What he doesn’t seem to realise is this obsessive secrecy and arrogance is driving people onto the streets in their thousands,” said Miller.
“Kiwis will continue to oppose this agreement. We will not stand for having our democracy sold out to foreign investors and multinational corporations. If the government has any sense it will walk away from this rotten deal right now, or pay for it in the polling booth.”
ENDS

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