Radio New Zealand | 9 September 2015
TPP protesters occupy Prime Minister’s office
The police moved on the protesters from the Show Us Ya Text group a short time ago.
Negotiations for the proposed 12-country deal has attracted fierce criticism and sparked large protests.
The Show Us Ya Text group wants the Government to publish the current negotiating text, as well as New Zealand’s positions, bottom lines and "decision-making material".
Today they held placards of the women’s suffrage movement leader Kate Sheppard, and said they were standing against the anti-democratic practice of negotiating the TPP in secrecy.
Last month, members of the same group invaded Trade Minister Tim Groser’s office, washing his windows in a symbolic push for more transparency, while also storming the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Auckland headquarters.