9 Sep 2015

TPP protesters occupy Prime Minister's office

12:04 pm on 9 September 2015

A small group of protesters against the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal briefly occupied the Prime Minister's electoral office in Auckland this morning

Show Us Ya Text protesters were moved on from John Key's electoral office by police.

Show Us Ya Text protesters were moved on from John Key's electoral office by police. Photo: Sharon Brettkelly

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.

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