Wellington Scoop

Anti-TPP rally outside Government House

Scoop photos by Olex Sydor
A rally was held outside the gates of Government House in Wellington this afternoon to protest against the Trans Pacific Partnership proposal.

The rally delivered a petition asking the Governor General ‘to command the New Zealand Government to put the question of the TPP to a binding referendum before signing.’

TPP Free Wellington’s Amanda Vickers stated on behalf of all petitioners: “We are requesting the Governor General to command John Key to put the question of TPP to a binding referendum prior to signing. We are asking him to refuse to assent to any enabling legislation unless the people vote in favour. No one can force the Governor General to sign legislation. If he doesn’t sign it doesn’t become law.”

The rally handed over the petition to a representative of the Governor-General.

After the petition handover.

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