TPPA Protesters outside Parliament.

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Protesters rallied outside Parliament today to deliver a petition of over 100,000 signatures from a wide-range of New Zealanders who oppose the TPPA free-trade deal.

Around 400 protesters heard speeches from a variety of community spokespeople and opposition MP’s, including Green MP and former co-leader Russel Norman, Labour MP and Spokesperson for Trade and Export Growth David Parker and Eastern Ward Wellington City Councillor Sarah Free.

Protesters rally outside Parliament to oppose the TPPA free-trade agreement.

Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.