Anti-TPP campaigners say they will descend on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to find the secret text of the contentious trade deal themselves, if the Government does not release it.
Today the protest group Show Us Ya Text were at Trade Minister Tim Groser’s office in Auckland, washing his windows in a symbolic push for more transparency.
About 15 people were at his New Lynn base to demand the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s text be released by the end of the month.
Spokesperson Lizzie Sullivan said democracy should not happen behind closed doors and New Zealanders had a right to see the text and its supporting documents.
“If they do not release the text, and we’re hoping they will embrace democracy and that they will, we will be converging on Wellington and initiating a non-violent citizen’s search and seizure.
“So basically we’ll be going into MFAT and we’ll be looking for the text ourselves,” she said.
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