#TPPAWalkAway. Thousands of Aucklanders take to the streets to protest the secret TPPA negotiations. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

#TPPAWalkAway. Thousands of Aucklanders gather in Aotea Square to protest the secrecy surrounding the government negotiating the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

Getting ready to march. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

Getting ready to march. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

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Stretching down Queen Street; anti TPPA protest in Auckland. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

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#TPPAWalkAway. Thousands of protesters around New Zealand urged the government to reconsider the highly secret TPPA negotiations. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

What is TPPA (The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement)?

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Six word Saturday: thousands marched in protest today #TPPAWalkAway

31 thoughts on “Six word Saturday: thousands marched in protest today #TPPAWalkAway

  1. This is a very troubling time. In Canada we’ve been having similar issues with our government exercising excessive power in creating laws and agreements made in secret without discussion or disclosure. What the hell is going on!!

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  2. Dammit: you Kiwis are doing what WE should be doing ! What is it about you that makes you so much more responsible than the Aussies ?!
    (Btw; that first frame is quite extraordinary, Su: it looks almost like a painting !)

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    • Hi M-R. I despair a bit of my fellow Kiwis most of the time! Despite thousands of people turning up — in the pouring rain — yesterday, the mainstream press is still acting like nothing happened. Glad you liked the pic. I’m always about worried about using HD filters, but the shot was quite dark, and it definitely improved it. 🙂

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  3. I’m applauding wildly on my side of the screen. Both for your country’s determination to demand necessary attention and, of course, for your talent in bringing this all to light with your photography.
    Admirable on both accounts, Su. Rock on.

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